Secret formulae for making glass : with original drawings.

Title: 
Secret formulae for making glass : with original drawings.
Author/Artist: 
Boston Crown Glass Co.
Publisher: 
Boston, 1811-1812.
Description: 
58 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Other Authors: 
Cotter, Edmund Joseph.
Bib ID: 
97503
Notes: 
Flooded. Loose, damaged pages; no longer in slipcase.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012.
Title from slipcase.
Batch book.
Handwritten (in multiple hands), with hand-drawn illustrations.
Includes recipes from Mt. Vernon Glass Factory by Edmund Joseph Cotter ; from Deerfield Glass Factory, Oneida Glass Factory, Hamilton Glass Factory ; also Utica Glass Factory.
Originally included a deed conveying land from William Phillips to Johnathan Hunnewell, July 4, 1805 and an advertisement for ashes by Joseph Bellows, Jr., Feb. 2, 1804. These have been removed to the document collection.
Contents: 
No. 1 best composition of glass for looking glass plates --
No. 2 cheaper composition for looking glass plates --
No. 1 composition of the best crown glass --
No. 2 cheaper composition of crown glass --
No. 3 composition of common green or window glass --
No. 4 cheapest composition of common or green [window] glass --
No. 1 composition of the best phial glass --
No. 2 cheapest composition of green or common phial glass --
[No. 1] composition of green or bottle glass --
No. 2 composition of green or bottle glass with the addition of clinkers --
Compositions mixed for black bottles at the Mount Vernon Glass Factory by Edm. Joseph Cotter (no. 1-11) --
Composition of best green glass of which tumblers, stoppers & decanters and other articles have been made at Mount Vernon Glassworks, Nov. 1811 --
Composition of good green mixing made from a calculation of Cotter's at the Deerfield Glass Fac[tory], December 1811 --
Cillender [sic] mixing made generally at Onieda [sic] Glass Factory --
Mixing for tale flint --
Mixing for best flint glass --
Receipt for cillenders at the Hamilton Factory --
Method of brining pearl ashes or any [o]ther fixed alkaline salts of vegetables to the greatest [ ] the greatest degree of purity proper for the most transparent glass --
Substances used for coloring glass --
No. 1 composition of the best and hardest glass for receiving colo[urs] --
No. 2 composition of the best glass for receivg colours, but somewhat less hard than the above --
No. 3 composition of soft glass or paste proper for receiving colours --
Compositions of glass or paste of a red colour (no. 1-8) --
Compositions of glass and pastes of a blue colour (no. 1-8) --
Compositions of hard glass and pastes of a yellow colour (no. 1-6) --
Compositions of hard glass and pastes of a green colour (no. 1-2) --
Compositions of hard glass and pastes of a purple color (no. 1-5) --
Of pastes resembling the diamond --
Composition of hard glass perfectly black --
Composition of paste perfectly black --
Of the opake and semi-transparent glass and pastes --
No. 1 composition of white opake glass --
No. 1 composition of hard glass or paste formed by calx of tin or antimony --
No. 5 composition of semi-white transparent glass --
Counterfeit or fictitious lapis lazuli --
Composition of hard glass resembling the red cornelian --
Composition of paste resembling the red cornelian --
Composition of hard glass resembling the white cornelian --
Composition of paste resembling the white cornelian --
Composition of hard glass or paste resembling the turquoise stone --
Composition of the brown Venetian glass with spangles, commonly called the philosopher's stone --
Composition calculated by Edm. Joseph Cotter for crown glass and made at the Deerfield Glasshouse Jany. 18th, 1812 --
By E.J. Cotter, white mixing--
very cheap --
Front view of three cooling ovens --
Front view of a flashing oven, nosehole and one coolg oven --
Description of flashing oven --
Description of the cooling oven --
A calculation of the different sizes of stone for a crown glass furnace --
Number of pot moulds in the Utica Glass Factory, 1st Jany. 1812 --
[Diagram of a glass cone, with description] --
The lear or annealing oven ... --
Front view of a pot oven with a chimney --
Front view of a pot oven without a chimney --
Dimensions of the pot oven.