Category: Teasers

Categories: Glass Workers | Occupations by Name

A teaser was a worker in a glassworks who lit and stoked the furnace, charged the batch, and regulated the temperature during the melting process to make glass. Source: Hawkins, Jay W., Glasshouses and Glass Manufacturers of the Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse (2009), page 541.

Another term for this occupation is "Furnaceman" Source: Dismatec Glass Plant Engineering Worldwide: Glossary of Furnace Terms. These processes are automated in modern glassworks.

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abt 1816 Appin, Argyllshire, Scotland - 29 Nov 1876

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