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Lead Crystal

 Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677,George Ravenscroft.The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section...
From: Conciatore on 30 Nov 2020

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cash given for POT-ASH … at which Place is sold various Sorts of ENGLISH GOODS.” James McMasters did not have a single purpose for the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2020

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “POT-ASH, PEARL-ASH, and SALTS.” Joseph Russell and William Russell were among the many merchants in New England who sought to acquire potash, pearl ash, and salts in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2020

Tartar Salt

So-called "wine diamonds," (harmless)Potassium bitartrate deposits which can accumulatein bottles and barrels of wineTartar salt is an example of an alchemist's chemical that is a byproduct of another process, in this case winemaking. In his...
From: Conciatore on 22 Apr 2020

Lead Crystal

Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677,George Ravenscroft.The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section is...
From: Conciatore on 7 Feb 2020

Tartar Salt

So-called "wine diamonds," (harmless)Potassium bitartrate deposits which can accumulatein bottles and barrels of wineTartar salt is an example of an alchemist's chemical that is a byproduct of another process, in this case winemaking. In his...
From: Conciatore on 11 Dec 2019

Lead Crystal

Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677,George Ravenscroft.The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section is unique...
From: Conciatore on 5 Jul 2019

Sweet Lixiviation

Salsola Kali plant,used in Mediterranean glassmakingin the 17th century.A long time ago, perhaps as long ago as the Stone Age, our ancestors discovered that mixing water with the ashes from the previous night's fire makes a good washing-up liquid. Not...
From: Conciatore on 31 May 2019

Tartar Salt

So-called "wine diamonds," (harmless)Potassium bitartrate deposits which can accumulatein bottles and barrels of wineTartar salt is an example of an alchemist's chemical that is a byproduct of another process, in this case winemaking. In his...
From: Conciatore on 24 Apr 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 22, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” The word “Pot-Ash” caught my attention as I was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2019

April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Matt Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” Before seeing the word “Pot-Ash” in Joseph and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2019

March 17

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 17, 1769). “Several Setts of POT-ASH KITTLES and COOLERS.” When I looked at this advertisement I had no idea...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Mar 2019

Lead Crystal

Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677,George Ravenscroft.The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section is unique...
From: Conciatore on 24 Sep 2018

Lixiviation

Salsola Kali plant,used in Mediterranean glassmakingin the 17th century.A long time ago, perhaps as long ago as the Stone Age, our ancestors discovered that mixing water with the ashes from the previous night's fire makes a good washing-up liquid. Not...
From: Conciatore on 3 Aug 2018

Tartar Salt

So-called "wine diamonds," (harmless)Potassium bitartrate deposits which can accumulatein bottles and barrels of wineTartar salt is an example of an alchemist's chemical that is a byproduct of another process, in this case winemaking. In his...
From: Conciatore on 29 Jun 2018

Lead Crystal

Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677, George Ravenscroft. The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section is...
From: Conciatore on 6 Nov 2017

Lixiviation

Salsola Kali plant, used in Mediterranean glassmaking in the 17th century. A long time ago, perhaps as long ago as the Stone Age, our ancestors discovered that mixing water with the ashes from the previous night's fire makes a good washing-up liquid....
From: Conciatore on 6 Sep 2017

Tartar Salt

So-called "wine diamonds," (harmless) Potassium bitartrate deposits which can accumulate in bottles and barrels of wine Tartar salt is an example of an alchemist's chemical that is a byproduct of another process, in this case winemaking. In his...
From: Conciatore on 7 Aug 2017

March 23

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (March 23, 1767).“THE METHOD and plain PROCESS FOR MAKING POT-ASH.” Before reading this advertisement, I had not even heard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2017

Lead Crystal

Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677, George Ravenscroft. The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section is...
From: Conciatore on 21 Nov 2016

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