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

Float glas procesor, c 1960.

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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.

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