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(" Ohrlatohnwh Telegraph.) ■A- iew . enterpciiibg gentlemen have been: carrying on a leriei of experiments apeolally to' test cdlonlal land and other material nsod In connection with tht manufacture oi glass, and pot with a view to the prodaotion of came • for sale par* poses, as .the appliance* and requisites available hare been of a mere makeshift description, being prepared of untested colonial material and workmanship. Bat. notwithstanding these and many other difficulties they have Bacoeaded far beyond their expectations. The aaod experimented upon was procured from \arlout Warte of Canterbury, bat that mostly used Is from Moant Sbmeng, which Is proved to ba of excellent quality for the manufaotaw of flint and other descriptions of glas* that may be required within the oolony. Ooa gteat object the promoters hare had m Tiew has been the ntlllsation of tar ai a fuel for their furaaoet, feeling confidsnt •nongh hart tan ba obtaiaed by this means, and by adopting tha cnathod now m ase at the Ohrlfitohuroh gaaworkslfot glassmaking purposes, the oo»t of prod notion will be radaced to aminimam ai oompared with the old systom of irfng with coal. It may be mantioned that' this ayatam of ! tar firmg ' li ■ patent aec.ared by Mr J. Marriott. 'th§ Manager of the Gae Works, and lit idop« tion hes resulted In a great taring of fad and labor In' connection with the mauafaotare of gas, Thajiromoterg are greatly indebted to the Gas Company for tht use of their spare farnnaea for the purpose of carrying oq« theno experiments. Those iotereited are satUSed that they can start this Indoatry with a Tery limited capital. and they purpose starting on AamaKaoale. and extending as neeeißity reqbiies> and not as has been attempted on •"" pravibda o co« Ion, Other iodaitrlos In the' neigh* borhood are likely to be developed ; lor inatanoe, the manufaetare of Malphario add, which oannot ba retained In anything bat glass oarboya with advantage. There are also m tha Immediate neighbor* hood yast quantitlet of miDecals vied. In the manufacture of glass ; for lnstauce. Oxford chalk which is Tery suitable, also manganese at Malvern, whloh ii one of the principal factors m the prodaotion of white glass. It is Intended to place the manufactured artioles on view, In a few days, In some suitable position (n Obiiit* ohuroh. Oonalderlog the short space of titaa occupied m prodnoing ianiples ( 'the manner In whloh they are finished, rifleoti greatly to the credit of both, operators and promotors. This morning a member of oar staff bad an opportunity of inspeoUnff the mann^Aoture of n numborof artielea enoh as ornamental flower vaici, wine i aases, jam, j»rs, eto.,'aU of which were of excellent quality. > • ■ i< ■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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PROPOSED GLASS FACTORY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888