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Glass Houses. A View near Exeter Devonshire

Glass Houses. A View near Exeter Devonshire

Artist and engraver: Hassell, J.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 69y

Length: 21.3

Width: 31.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Exeter's main industry in the 18th century was making wool cloth, much of which was exported in return for wine. This print shows another industry taking place near Exeter, which is glass making. The funnel shaped houses with large chimneys were needed to provide the heat necessary to make glass.

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