Ure S Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines; Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice Volume 2

Ure S Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines; Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...much inferior to that round the pots. The arches are so distributed as that two of the exterior sides of the furnace stand wholly free, while the two other sides, on which the arches encroach, offer a free space of only 3 feet In this interjacent space, two principal openings of the furnace, of equal size in each side, are left in the building. These are called tunnels. They are destined for the introduction of the pots and the fuel. On looking through the tunnels into the inside of the furnace, we perceive to the right band and the left, along the two free sides, two low platforms or sieges, at least 30 inches in height and breadth. See Jigs. 896, 898. These sieges (seats) being intended to support the pots and the cuvettes filled with heavy materials, are terminated by a slope, which ensures the solidity of the fire-clay mound. The slopes of the two sieges extend towards the middle of the furnace so near as to leave a space of only from 6 to 10 inches between them for the hearth. The end of this is perforated with a hole sufficiently large to give passage to the liquid glass of a broken pot, while the rest is preserved by lading it from the mouth into the adjoining cuvette. In the two large parallel sides of the furnace, other apertures are left, much smaller than the tunnels, which are called ouvreaux (peep holes). The lower ones, or the ouvreaux en has, called cuvette openings, because, being allotted to the admission of these vessels, they are exactly on a level with the surface of the sieges, and with the floor of the halle. Plates of cast iron form the thresholds of these openings, and facilitate the ingress and egress of the cuvettes. The apertures are arched at top, with hewn stone like the tunnels, and are 18 inches wide when...show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,070g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742451
  • 9781236742452