This website is bilingual, written both in Swedish and English. For those of you preferring another language, we provide "google translate". Be aware that automatic translation sometimes gives very odd results...

Denna webplats är tvåspråkig, finns på både svenska och englska. För er som föredrar andra språk, har vi lagt till "google translate". Kom ihåg att automatiska översättningar ibland ger konstiga resultat...

- Glass melting furnaces
- Glass pots
- Pressing, a general descripion
- Pressed glass, some examples
- Centrifuging




About hot glass techniques

When someone mentions "hot glass techniques", the fist associaton will probably be blowing glass.
Since our museum is about machines, both machines for making the production faster/more efficient and machines helping the glass workers making specific parts of the production better (for example a stem-drawing machine), we will not write much about the manual blowing. (But, when you are here, do go into the hot shop to admire the glass blowers!)
So, about manual glass blowing, we will only tell that the blow-pipe was probably invented in Fenicia some 3000 years ago.

Here, we will start by telling about the construction of glass melting furnaces are constructed for best efficiency (without a melt, no glass manufacturing!), and about the ladles, the pots that hold the molten glass inside the furnace.

We will also tell about some hot machines - like the presses and the semi-automatic bottle machine.

First, some general observations about glass pressing and the possible results.