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Bontemps on Glass Making Contents Pages

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CONTENTS
List of figures v
Preface xi
GEORGES BONTEMPS: THE GUIDE DU VERRIER
Author’s foreword 1
Introduction and plan of the work 7
BOOK I. — ON GLASS IN GENERAL
Chapter 1 On glass and its general properties 25
Chapter 2 The elements from which glass is made 37
Chapter 3 Pots and furnaces 85
Chapter 4 Fuels 129
Chapter 5 Labour 135
Chapter 6 Defects in glass 141
Chapter 7 Devitrification 149
Chapter 8 Glass compositions 159
Chapter 9 Locations most suitable for glass works 169
BOOK II. — WINDOW GLASS
History 173
Window glass blown in cylinders 181
Batch compositions 182
Melting 190
Blowing 199
Flattening 214
Storage and packing 228
Sales 234
Cylinders of circular, oval, and square cross-section 243
Coloured window glass 255
Crown glass 285
Cost of manufacture 298
BOOK III. — PLATE GLASS
History 327
Batch compositions 335
Melting and casting 339
Grinding, fine grinding and polishing 348
Tinning and silvering 352
Cost of manufacture 355
Blown plate 367
Rolled patterned plate 372
BOOK IV. — BOTTLES
History 377
Batch compositions 379
Melting 384
Blowing 386
Cost of manufacture 394
BOOK V. — LEAD CRYSTAL
History 399
Batch compositions 403
Batches for coloured crystal 408
Melting 416
Working 424
Filigree glass 454
Beads 460
Cutting and engraving 462
Etching with hydrofluoric acid 465
Drinking glasses 466
Watch glasses 471
Cost of manufacture 474
BOOK VI. — OPTICAL GLASS
History 481
General considerations 489
Batches 492
Melting 499
Making disks and slabs 506
Cost of manufacture 514
BOOK VII. — PAINTING ON GLASS, STAINED GLASS
Historical considerations 517
Painting on glass windows 534
Enamels 540
Stained glass windows 559
BIBLIOGRAPHY 579
INDEX
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