|Hand pulling glass rod.|
Hand pulled versus machine made = more pristine. What this means is that a team of three people are involved in rod making. Two pull the gather into the diameter needed. Then a third cuts the pull into meter long rods. This is how it’s been done traditionally for 150 years. That is the reason the clears and transparents are exquisite. Not touched by hard machines, just pulled in the same manner we pull a stringer.