Originally Posted by Kwikwi
Unless there are patents and or copyrights(which would be near impossible to do on anything but a specific name in glass blowing) then there is no legal issue for you to start trying this. And since everything else is either abandoned, put on hold or in the process of being scrapped then I see no reason why anyone would feel "dissed" since they no longer care to be honest. So go for it and good luck to ya.
honestly short of newer tools, the newest process that has a specific name i know of is 150 years old by that name. i know of processes that were invented a few years back but the student that developed it tells every one how to do it