A Treatise On The Art Of Glass Painting; Prefaced With A Review Of Ancient Glass

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byErnest Richard Suffling

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...is sifted a liberal 'coating of powdered whiting or sometimes gypsum. Upon this bed the glass to be fired is arranged, close to, but not touching, its neighbouring pieces, and the trays being placed in the kiln the iron door is closed and looted round with cement to prevent a draught from cracking the glass. The gas jets are then lighted, casting out a tremendous heat, which causes the glass to become first red-hot and then to glow with a white heat. The skilled kilnman knows exactly the moment to withdraw the glass by constantly inspecting the interior of the oven through a little aperture arranged in the centre of the front of the kiln. When the glass is sufficiently fired the gas is gradually turned down and finally out, and the glass either left to anneal or cool in the kiln, or else the trays of glass are quickly taken out and placed in another iron chamber, called an annealing chamber, and there left till nearly cold, when the glass may be safely removed and placed in wooden boxes. The great thing to avoid is draught when the plates are removed from the kiln to the annealing chamber, for a gust or wind at the crucial moment would break every piece of glass on the iron plates. Small kilns in the hands of amateurs are very liable to bring disaster to the glass, which usually comes out either overdone, underdone or broken. Glass sent to an experienced kilnman is put into a large and well-regulated kiln, and has every probability of coming home intact. Those living in the country can always have their work fired by sending it to a properly accredited kilnman, and in such cases it will go safely through the post or on a long railway journey if carefully packed between layers of cotton wool in a wooden box. CHAPTER VIII. FRET LEAD GLAZING. The art of fret l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...is sifted a liberal 'coating of powdered whiting or sometimes gypsum. Upon this bed the glass to be fired is arranged, close to,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217311490

ISBN - 13:9780217311496

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