Stonemason’s Shop: Dressing a Rolled-plate Machine Sill
Image: Photo taken mid 1950’s. It shows the Stonemason’s Shop with the stonemason, George Farnsworth is shown dressing a rolled plate machine sill. The sills have to be flat; level and smooth as molten glass has to pass over them before rolling. The refractory sills are burnt to about 1300 degrees centigrade before dressing.
Image from: Chance Brothers Glassworks, Smethwick Slides. Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, Dudley (Slide and Transcript no 15 by Arthur Reeves).« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »