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The 19th Century - Glass-house Pots

The making of glass-house pots varied in manufacture from that of fire bricks and gas retorts, in that they were gradually, inch by inch built up by hand and they were not burned but dried. This process usually took 6 months.

Harris & Pearson were one of the few firms that possessed a mine, which yielded clay of sufficient high quality to be suitable for making these pots. They even sold clay either in lump state or ground to other manufacturers.

Harris & Pearson Commemmorative book cover 1852-1952. Select the image to see a larger view in a new window.
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