• Champagne at the ready for the launch

    Champagne at the ready for the launch

  • 8 February, Furnace No.001 is launched!

    8 February, Furnace No.001 is launched!

  • view from inside...... out...............

    view from inside...... out...............

  • 11 February - Preparing for first glass batch

    11 February - Preparing for first glass batch

  • Temporary chute installed to load glass

    Temporary chute installed to load glass

  • First glass batch loaded by hand

    First glass batch loaded by hand

  • A little assistance to send glass on its way

    A little assistance to send glass on its way

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  • Batching continues....

    Batching continues....

  • Small furnace door is closed

    Small furnace door is closed

  • 15 February - Second batch of glass loaded into water cooled charger

    15 February - Second batch of glass loaded into water cooled charger

  • View down into glowing furnace

    View down into glowing furnace

  • 18 February - heating orifice ring to draw down the glass

    18 February - heating orifice ring to draw down the glass

  • First signs of glass!

    First signs of glass!

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  • First glass! ...Molten glass streaming  and steaming off into water

    First glass! ...Molten glass streaming and steaming off into water

  • First glass sample to check flow rate

    First glass sample to check flow rate

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