Potash-lead glass

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Common name for Glass having a high potassium and lead content. It has the approximate composition 45.5% SiO2, 1.7% Na2O, 0.5% CaO, 8.7% K2O, 43.5% PbO and 0.3% Al2O3. Potash-lead glass was also called 1) flint glass glass, 2) lead-potash glass and 3) crystal (Schur 1985).

Synonyms and Related Terms

potash lead glass; lead potash glass; lead potassium glass; flint glass; vidro de potássio e chumbo (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • 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

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