Northern Glass Cone, Alloa :: Shared Description

One of the only four surviving traditional glass cones in the United Kingdom, and the only one in Scotland.
Glass cones had a central furnace in which the glass was melted. It would have a series of holes through which the molten glass could be drawn and the blowers would work in the outer ring between the furnace and the base of the cone. The cone shape acted as a chimney to draw the furnace and at the same time keep the working area relatively cool. It survived largely because it was used to contain more modern processes after the traditional methods were superseded. It is Listed Category A and is also a Scheduled Monument.
Historic photos and diagrams of the cone can be found on the Canmore website LinkExternal link
by Alan Murray-Rust

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NS8892 : Alloa glassworks by Alan Murray-Rust
NS8892 : Northern Glass Cone, Alloa by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Fri, 21 Jun 2013, Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013

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