Red House Glass Cone a Tour Inside

Inside the Glass Cone – Emily Hodgetts

Take a walk with me around the inside of this unique structure. It is one of only four in the country, and the only complete cone, where you can watch glass being made on a daily basis. Based on the revolutionary 19th century technology of a blast furnace, it changed glass-making from a simple ‘forest-glass-making’ process to prosperous industrial manufactory.

Published by Kate Round

My name is Dr Kate Round; I am an outreach presenter and tour guide for Dudley Museum Service In my previous life, I was a research chemist so understand the chemistry of glass having worked on the synthesis of ‘zeolites’ (silica based materials) with my work published in International Journals. I have always lived in the Black Country and have a strong industrial family heritage.

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