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Moulding glass, Osram Glass Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Moulding glass, Osram Glass Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken Circa 1950 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB92/30479

Here a glass vessel is being formed in a mould. This method of glass manufacture has a history going back about 5,000 years. Glass production is often centred around areas rich fuels such as coal.