Archives finding aid title: Flip-open notebook : glass manufacture, recipes & questions, 1902
Cover in 3 pieces, bottom half of the back cover is missing.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010.
Fragile materials. Use the digital or microform copies of the notebooks.
One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder.
Title handwritten on cover.
Notebook opens with the hinge at the head. On cover: "Note book 2d. 200 pages. Cream laid note paper. Suitable for pen and pencil."
"Wordsley School of Art, Glass manufacture. Sp. G. of anlomate[?] glass 2.56"--Verso of cover.
Color experiments (27 p.), followed by 71 blank p., then Questions, Honour Stage and a copper ruby recipe, followed by 91 blank p. Last 6 p. contain 23 questions pertaining to glassmaking.
Includes recipes for: torquoise [sic] blue, flint batch, green, pomona green, topaz, purple from MnO₂, copper luster, copper ruby, alabaster, opalescent, spinell, ruby from gold, and trial for spinell to form opaque. The notebook also holds a list of 23 questions (no answers) including the following: "When & under what condition does glass become crystalline?"; "What conditions are necessary to ensure the durability of glass?"; "How would you tell the quality of white sand?"; and "Why is the gas furnace not generally used in England?"