BLOWING AND SPINNING CROWN
Spinning Crown Glass
In Redhouse Glassworks at Stourbridge, England, Anthony Cummings of
the National Glass Centre Sunderland demonstrates the method of making
'crown glass'. Such glass was originally the main source for flat
planes of glass for windows, which explains why many old windows have
a 'bull's eye' in the middle. A lump of glass is blown, re-heated
and then having been transferred from the original blowing tool to
another, is spun. Centrifugal force turns it into a thin sheet of
movie file size: 4MB.
shot on 5th March, 1999. Camera: Chris Morphet.