We now proceed to examine a more interesting topic, viz., the rise and progress of the flint-glass business in the West.
P represents a flint-glass prism supported on the cast-iron tripod F, and retained in its place by the spring c.
The duty on flint-glass was imposed on the molten glass in the crucibles and on the unfinished goods.
A great number of flint-glass works turn out the best flint glass produced in the country.
From this we infer, it must be a flint-glass bottle, as the sand suitable for green or black glass abounds on their shore.
This flint-glass melts the easiest, and common bottle-glass takes the longest.
The flint-glass tube is then fused down upon the platinum wire, care being taken to avoid the presence of air bubbles.
It is of a brilliant red colour, much used in the arts, and especially in the preparation of flint-glass.