Tom Unger, an American neon bender was recently the guest of Dirk A. Boonstra in the Netherlands. The following pages feature photos from four Dutch neon shops.
There has been much discussion recently in Neon-L about these photos and the processes they show.
The images are in JPG format and are each 24k
The shops are on separate pages for ease of returning to the descriptions.
(1-6) Neon Lewa, Scheveningen, The Netherlands - Part I
A small but complex shop, Rolling Manifold, Old Bombarder Controller, Mercury Vacuum
(7-13) Neon Lewa, Scheveningen, The Netherlands - Part II
Cleaning a repair.
(14-20) Neon Lewa, Scheveningen, The Netherlands - Part III
Dutch oven and ribbon burner, Coating the tubing.
(21-33) Neon Lewa, Scheveningen, The Netherlands - Part IV
Dutch Electrodes and Double Backs.
(34-37) De Graaf Glassworks, Ameide, The
Jaap de Graaf's shop, lathes, cooling racks, ovens, spirals, stainless manifold.
(38-41) Reklame van Schuppenen, Veendaal,
Willem's old manifolds, merc diff pumps, Dirk's stainless manifold, aging cabinet and controller.
(42-48) Neon van der Ven, Appeldoorn,
A high production shop is owned and operated by brothers Chiel and Wil. These pictures show the four ovens in the shop, heating coils, the manifold pumping arm, the mercury trap, the induction coil, a turbomolecular pump, and the mirror effect.