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This is a record of the last production of PPG glass at Pilkington's St Helens. The process was superseded by float glass. The project to record the process was a co-operative operation between Pilkington Archives, Pilkington video unit, myself Ken Howarth (photography) and North West Sound Archive who hold an interview with Jack Lynch the man in charge. (1980.0207)
The event date was 16th July 1980

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Keywords:PPG, cullet, flat-drawn, frit, furnaces, glass, glass, health and safety2, jack lynch, kilns, lancashire, merseyside, pilkington-glass, pilkingtons, st helens

HRS 1683 St Helens, flat-drawn glass PPG process

HRS 1683 St Helens, flat-drawn glass PPG process

HRS 1682 Flat-drawn glass-making Pilkingtons, St Helens

HRS 1682 Flat-drawn glass-making Pilkingtons, St Helens

HRS 9988 St Helens, Pilkington glass cullet 1980 2.0

HRS 9988 St Helens, Pilkington glass cullet 1980 2.0

HRS 9990 St Helens, Pilkington glass, 4.0 Tank end

HRS 9990 St Helens, Pilkington glass, 4.0 Tank end

HRS 9991 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 1980 5.0 Tank access for potash

HRS 9991 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 1980 5.0 Tank access for potash

HRS 9989 St Helens, Pilkington glass, cullet bogey 1980 3.0

HRS 9989 St Helens, Pilkington glass, cullet bogey 1980 3.0

HRS 9987 St Helens, Pilkington glass PPG plant 1980 1.0

HRS 9987 St Helens, Pilkington glass  PPG plant 1980 1.0

HRS 9993 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, General view of tank area 1980 8.0

HRS 9993 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, General view of tank area 1980 8.0

HRS 9992 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 6.0 Sounding the flush bell 1980

HRS 9992 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 6.0 Sounding the flush bell 1980

HRS 9995 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Adjusting the tank 10.0 1980

HRS 9995 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Adjusting the tank 10.0 1980

HRS 9997 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Men with trolley 1980

HRS 9997 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Men with trolley 1980

HRS 9994 Oxygen lance to prevent pooling 9.0 1980

HRS 9994 Oxygen lance to prevent pooling 9.0 1980

HRS 9996 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Molten glass in tank 11.0 1980

HRS 9996 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Molten glass in tank 11.0  1980

HRS 10001 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 16.0 Throwing the tile 1980

HRS 10001 St Helens, Pilkington Glass,  16.0 Throwing the tile 1980

HRS 9999 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Drawing glass 1980

HRS 9999 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Drawing glass 1980

HRS 9998 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Drawing sample 13.0 1980

HRS 9998 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, Drawing sample 13.0 1980

HRS 10000 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 15.0 Removing tiles prior to drawing glass 1980

HRS 10000 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 15.0 Removing tiles prior to drawing glass 1980

HRS 10002 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 17.0 Throwing the tile

HRS 10002 St Helens, Pilkington Glass,  17.0 Throwing the tile

HRS 10003 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 18.0 Placing the tile on to a truck 1980

HRS 10003 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 18.0 Placing the tile on to a truck 1980

HRS 10005 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 21.0 men moving roller 1980

HRS 10005 St Helens, Pilkington Glass, 21.0 men moving roller 1980