Flint glass

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An optical quality glass with a high refractive index and low dispersion. Flint glass is a potash-lead glass used for optical lenses and crystal glassware.

See also crystal.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cristal de chumbo com potássio (Port.)

Melting Point 630 (softens)
Density 3.05
Refractive Index 1.560

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 383
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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