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Offline cagney

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Re: Glasshouse Pots
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2015, 07:00:51 PM »
old stereo view of glasspots being made circa 1903

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Re: Glasshouse Pots
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2020, 04:59:19 PM »
Wonderful article Adam 8)  I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for sharing.
Much respect

Sadly Parkinson Spencer no longer make pots, so they have to be bought in France or Germany.T hey are made to order, take 6 months to make by hand and deliver and need 3 months to  dry and each glass manufacturer has his own design and capacity. WE use 750 kg and fill them to 700 kg max,

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Re: Glasshouse Pots
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2020, 06:03:34 PM »
This is really interesting - I've been after "the capacity of a pot" for some time now!
Do you know if your 700kg (in a 750kg pot - it's very sensible not to overfill, I reckon!) is a fairly normal sort of capacity?
It is specifically the size of one of the original pots used at Mdina I'd really like to know about, I can't imagine you'd know that, but might you have a rough idea? :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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