Float glas procesor, c 1960.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Float glas procesor, c 1960.

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Description

Model. Float glas was invented by Sir Alistair Pilkington (1920-1995) and first went into production in 1959. Molten glas is introduced into a molten tin bath. The glas floats on surface of the molten tin and cools gradually. This method allows the manufacture of glas from 0.3 mm to 25 mm.
 

Image Ref.

10221243
 

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