Excavating the Wear Flint Glass Works, Lisburn Terrace, Sunderland

Gregory, RA, Dungworth, D, Wild, CM and Miller, IF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4972-0423 2018, 'Excavating the Wear Flint Glass Works, Lisburn Terrace, Sunderland' , Archaeologia Aeliana, 47 , pp. 271-305.

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Abstract

In 2011, an open-area excavation was undertaken on the site of the Wear Flint Glass Works, Sunderland. This glassworks operated throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and was initially engaged in the production of pressed-glass vessels and then, from 1921 onwards, PYREX goods. The excavation exposed the remains of seven glass furnaces, which reflect both the historical development of the works and, more generally, the technological advances in glass-furnace design during the latter half of the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries. Detailed scientific analysis of glassworking debris has provided insights into the manufacture of twentieth-century glass.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Archaeologia Aeliana
Publisher: Society of Antiquaries
ISSN: 0261-3417
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Depositing User: Mr Ian Miller
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 07:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 07:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57918

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