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This is a record of the last production of PPG glass at Pilkington's St Helens. The process was superseded by float glass. The project to record the process was a co-operative operation between Pilkington Archives, Pilkington video unit, myself Ken Howarth (photography) and North West Sound Archive who hold an interview with Jack Lynch the man in charge. (1980.0207)
The event date was 16th July 1980

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Keywords:PPG, cullet, flat-drawn, frit, furnaces, glass, glass, health and safety2, jack lynch, kilns, lancashire, merseyside, pilkington-glass, pilkingtons, st helens

1.0 Pilkingtons, PPG glass-making plant

1.0 Pilkingtons, PPG glass-making plant

2.0 Cullet

2.0 Cullet

3.0 Cullet bogey

3.0 Cullet bogey

4.0 Drawing kiln

4.0 Drawing kiln

5.0 Mouth-end pocket

5.0 Mouth-end pocket

HRS 1683 St Helens, flat-drawn glass PPG process

HRS 1683 St Helens, flat-drawn glass PPG process

8.0 General view of tank area

8.0 General view of tank area

6.0 Sounding the flush bell

6.0 Sounding the flush bell

9.0 Oxygen lance to prevent pooling

9.0 Oxygen lance to prevent pooling

11.0 Molten glass in tank

11.0 Molten glass in tank

10.0 Drawing end of machine

10.0 Drawing end of machine

12.0 Bath end of glass-making machine

12.0 Bath end of glass-making machine

13.0 Bath end of glass machine

13.0 Bath end of glass machine

14.00 Re-moving tiles on the drawing end of the machine

14.00 Re-moving tiles on the drawing end of the machine

15.0 Removing cover tiles prior to drawing glass

15.0 Removing cover tiles prior to drawing glass

16.0 Removing protective tiles

16.0 Removing protective tiles

17.0 Removing cover tile on glass-making machine

17.0 Removing cover tile on glass-making machine

18.0 Placing the tile on to a truck

18.0 Placing the tile on to a truck

19.0 Looking into glass tank

19.0 Looking into glass tank

20.0 Men removing a tuyere pipe woollen suited

20.0 Men removing a tuyere pipe woollen suited