Glass furnace Michael Faraday
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Plan and sections of a furnace used to produce glass for optical purposes. The apparatus was constructed at the Royal Institution of Great Britain at Albermarle Street in London, England. Figure 1 (left) shows a section of furnace and flues. Figure 2 (top right) is inscribed in ink: 'Plan taken at the level of Hearth of Furnace'. Figure 3 (bottom right) is inscribed: 'Section of Furnace across the centre'. The illustration is inserted into a manuscript volume headed: 'Glass Furnace Note book, Royal Institution, Octr. 1827', in Faraday's hand. The volume commences: 'The Builder Mr Ramsay 38 Walbrook has been engaged since Aug 24th in executing a furnace according to a plan and estimate of which is inserted…'
- Image reference: RS-13014
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