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The Cape Glass Company, Glencairn: Archaeology of an Historical Site

S. J. Saitowitz, R. O. Heckroodt and Ethleen Lastovica
The South African Archaeological Bulletin
Vol. 40, No. 142 (Dec., 1985), pp. 88-93
DOI: 10.2307/3888452
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3888452
Page Count: 6

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Topics: Bottles, Glass, Beer bottles, Factories, Furnaces, Diameters, Machinery, Flues, Flasks, Excavations
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Abstract

The Cape Glass Company Ltd (1902-1905) made a brief and unsuccessful attempt to produce bottles in their factory at Glencairn on the Cape Peninsula. They were, nevertheless, technological pioneers and among the first glass factories in the world established to manufacture bottles solely by machine. Excavations have uncovered what remains of the Siemens gas regenerative glass tank furnace and the cullet dumps. Bottles found on this site have yielded the information necessary to draw up a table that lists some of the criteria, by which bottles made at the factory can be visually identified.

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