TQ1982 : Preedy Glass, toughening process

taken 3 months ago, near to Acton, Ealing, England

Preedy Glass, toughening process
Preedy Glass, toughening process
Toughening of glass is done after cutting to size and any etching or edging processes. The glass is heated to over 600 degrees centigrade then quenched, cooled by air jets. In the photo the mouth of the furnace is on the left, the hot glass has travelled on rollers and is on the right.
For photo of testing see TQ1982 : Preedy Glass, impact testing toughened glass For an outside view of the factory and a description see TQ1982 : Preedy Glass, Coronation Road, at Open House Festival.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 September, 2023   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 September, 2023
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1989 8248 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.7107N 0:16.3861W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1988 8247
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