TOUGHENED GLASS TYPES.|1878-01-05|The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke - Welsh Newspapers Online
Hide Articles List

19 articles on this Page

- THE TRANSVAAL.1

[No title]

PARIS FASHIONS.

[No title]

AFFECTION, INTREPIDITY, AND…

I AN EXCITABLE NEWSVENDOR.

[No title]

THE EXTRAOR DINARY CHARGE…

REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.

NOVEL FIELD SPORTS.

HORRIBLE SCENES IN PLEVNA.

A THRILLING SCENE.

TOUGHENED GLASS TYPES.

News
Cite
Share

TOUGHENED GLASS TYPES. The usefulness of toughened glass (says the Globe) bids fair to be greater and more serious than was at first supposed. Some experiments are reported to I have been made in France with a view to showing i whether this substance can be pressed into the printers' service and substituted for the metal composition of which types are made. The metal does not at first sight strike the observer as the best that could be found. It is bright enough when the letters first come from the foundry, and before they have seen any service; but a few days' wear gives them a very much more dingy appearance; and before they are finally returned to the melting pot they have degenerated into a very pqualid form, looking dirty in their bodies as well as battered in their faces. The idea now is to discard these long proved but unattractive servants, and fill their places with glittering types of glass. The ad- vantages in point of cleanliness alone would, it is alleged, be not insignificant. But the Patrie points out that there are other and more solid improvements involved in the new system. The toughened glass, which is net to be made in quite the same way as that used for tumblers and wine glasses, and need not, of course, be quite so transparent, is naturally much harder than the old metal, and can hardly be crushed out of shape by those littfe accidents which so shorten the life and spoil the beauty of the only type we now employ. It is also capable of being cast into more delicate shapes, 110 that the difference, for instance, between the thin and the thick strokes can be more clearly defined. Finally, it is now found that the new material can be cast in exactly the same moulds as the old, and that therefore there need be no expense incurred in altering the machines and im- plements used in the manufacture of type. If the Patrie has been well informed, the experiments have been completely successful, and the adaptability of toughened glass to printing and to numerous other purposes is likely ere long to be fully established.

IA COLOURED BABY SHOW.

[No title]

ADDRESS OF THE EASTERN QUESTION…

TOWN AND COUNTRY.

[No title]

[No title]