Brookfield using coal to fire glass furnace

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal

London, England
vol. 14, no. 208, p. 583,584, col. 1,1


Melting Glass. Experiments have been tried in the United States of melting glass by the use of anthracite coal as fuel. A Mr. Brookfield is now running his large eight-pot furnace with no other fuel than anthracite coal. The time required to make a melt with wood is from fourteen to sixteen hours; but with, coal a melt is now made in ten and eleven hours, thus making a great saving, and consuming only between 2 1/2 and 3 tons of coal. This is one of the greatest discoveries that has been made in the manufacture of glass


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: Patent: 9,789 Article: 10813
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 26, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;