Trenton Dierkes – Getting Started in Stamp Collecting

Trenton Dierkes is a glass plant manufacturing worker who puts in a lot of hours each week. He likes to enjoy his free time by stamp collecting. He started buying stamps at a very young age and has built up quite a collection. He says the great thing about stamp collecting is that it’s great for people of all ages who are interested in art, history, geography and world cultures. Stamps have been issued since 1840 and can be found on every subject such as sports, maps, animals, cars and movie stars.

Trenton Dierkes

Stamp collecting is pretty easy to start and can be as simple as ask friends and family to save the stamps off their mail. You can also visit your local post office and ask them if they carry the basic regular issue stamps of the commemorative stamps. You can check out stamp shows in your area that will have stamp dealers in stamps and join a stamp collecting club. The internet is another great way to find unusual stamps and from all over the world. When it comes time to sell your collection, make sure to take the time to learn how to sell your collection at the best prices.

Trenton Dierkes has compiled a very large stamp collection over the years. He has stamps from all over the world, some old and others new. He tries to look for stamps with unique topics. He is a history buff, so he has also collected quite a few war stamps.


Trenton Dierkes – Glass Manufacturing in the United States

Trenton Dierkes is an experienced factory worker who has spent years working with glass. He works at a manufacturing plant just outside of Newport, Oregon.  The glass making process has many steps and can take a variety of machinery.  It starts off with the raw materials and ends with the cooled glass product.

The first step in glass making is at the batch house, which is where all of the raw materials are taken off a conveyer belt and put in their correct storage silos. The batching process is when all the weighed and mixed raw materials are sent to the charging end of the melting furnace. The melting furnace is much like old fashioned brick baking oven.

Trenton Dierkes

Trenton Dierkes

Next a combination of the batch materials, cullet and sand are melted to form liquid glass. Sand is one of the major ingredients in glass. This process takes many steps of heating a cooling.

The fining process comes next and is the point where the bubbles formed during the melting process are removed. The glass then floats through a canal into the float bath. The liquid glass then hardens on a bath of liquid tin.

Finally the glass moves under toothed wheels, which decide the thickness and width each piece of glass. The hardened and cut glass then moves towards the packaging area. Now the glass can be put into the proper packaging and sent to the various destinations.

Trenton Dierkes has worked in various areas of the glass manufacturing plant. He can handle a variety of machines and uses the upmost of care while on the job.