Falcon Glas House, Blackfriars, London, 19th century.
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Engraving of men making glasware in the Falcon Glas House, Holland Street, at Blackfriars, in London. Some men are pouring molten glas into moulds, while others are blowing glas in a variety of shapes. The large, purpose-built factory has several kilns and a vast central chimney. The roof is supported by cast iron beams.