Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re firing up the machines.

The May 1985 issue of USGlass featured machinery and equipment, including what’s happening with foreign competition, a look at the linear extrusion process and the publication’s annual directory of suppliers.

Check out the cover:

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Also, among the advertisements inside was an ad on Hordis Brothers’ tempering systems.

Take a look at the ad, which breaks down the list of features of its conveyor units, oven, quench system and cooling section.

Hordis ad

What do you think? What has changed the most in the glass industry since then, and what would you like to see in a future edition of Throwback Thursday? Leave your thoughts in the comment section, and we’ll see you next week.