Publication: The Daily Province
Vancouver, BC, Canada
New Westminster News
GLASS FACTORY BLOWN
IN AT ROYAL CITY
Capacity of Present Plant is About a
Hundred Thousand Bottles --
New Westminster, July 25. -- (Special.) -- The furnaces in the new Crystal Glass Factory in this city were blown in yesterday, and the fires will continue to burn for a year before being allowed to go out, when the annual overhauling of the furnaces will take place.
The furnaces are now going through the process of heating, which it is expected will take about ten days, at the end of which time the temperature will have risen to at least two thousand five hundred degrees. The fires are of wood at present, so as to allow of gradual heating, but in a few days the gas will be lighted and will be burned continuously night and day from that time.
The gas is produced by immense burners on the west side of the large plant, and is carried into the furnaces by large steel conduits. The sand and other ingredients required to make glass will be fed into the top of the furnace, and after melting will be carried into an adjoining section from which it is drawn by the glass-blowers. These experts take a small quantity at a time and place it into a mould held by a helper, and immediately blow it into shape. The finished articles pass through a long cooling process and out into the warehouses, where they are packed.
The capacity of the present plant will be about a hundred thousand bottles a day and manufacturing will commence in about ten days' time. A large party of expert workmen are now on the way from the East, and will arrive in a few days. Over a hundred hands will be employed.
|Keywords:||Crystal Glass Company|
|Date completed:||June 13, 2019 by: Bob Stahr;|