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Scott, J. Wallach. (1974). The glassworkers of carmaux: French craftsmen and political action in a nineteenth-century city. London & Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 
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Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Scott1974
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Categories: Industrial Glass
Keywords: Bottles, glass manufacture, glassblowers (France), glassworker strikes
Creators: Scott, Thernstrom, Tilly
Publisher: Harvard University Press (London & Cambridge Massachusetts)
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Based on the author's dissertation, this study anayzes in detail the experiences of French bottle glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation.  Arguing that changes in the organization of work altered the life-style and political outlook of the glassworker, Joan Scott uses local archival materials and demographic records to reconstruct the experience of ordinary workingmen while suggesting some surprisingly technical detail of glass bottle production methods in the second half of the 19th century.
Contents:  Carmaux, 1850-1890 (page 7-); Craft of the Glassworker (page 19-); Glassworkers and Miners: a contrast (page 53-); Mechanization (page 72-); Socialism (page 108-); The Strike of 1895 (page 139-); Epilogue: Three Portraits (page 193-); Appendix (page 203-); Bibliography (page 207); Notes (page 217-); Index (pages 237-239)

A Siemans continuous-feed gas-fired furnace was being used in Carmaux in 1867 (pages 71,73).

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