Edinburgh Crystal Glass Co. Ltd. Penicuik 1975
Glasshouse at Penicui (Jack McDonald blowing tumblers)
Servitor pre-shaping an angular knop stem, before finishing the profile in stem-dies.
Gathering. The experimental pots being used at this time had a double mouth.
(James MacNaughton gathering)
Servitor forming wineglass foot with pearwood boards. (Rab Langa)
A finished wineglass. (Johnny Marr)
Tumbler Moulding. (Jack McDonald)
Shortly before this picture was taken,a man with a bucket full of water went past.
Derek Walls making Rosebowls - Continental working.
Blowing a Rosebowl.
Blowing Rosebowl, note overblow.
Potmaking Department - Gathering Rings, stoppers and collars drying on floor.
Double mouth pots and gathering rings
Potmaking Dept. John Lawrie, Head of Glass Design Edinburgh College of Art and Potmaker Andrew MacAuley
Cutting Shop (Willie Munro, centre, and George McIntosh, right)
Cutting the fine diamonds on a Thistle Vase (Willie Daly?)
Marking out guidelines for the cutters, using a red lead paint
Acid Polishing. The glassware is dipped in a solution of Hydrofluoric and Sulphuric Acids
Giving the finished glasses a guid dicht wi' a cloot.
(Andrew Scott - centre)
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Edinburgh Crystal Glass Co Ltd - Penicuik 1975
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