from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glass-makers' furnace in which the frit for the glass is melted before it goes to the blowing-furnace. In some manufactories the glass is worked from the melting-furnace direct.
- n. A gas-furnace used to melt gold, silver, copper, nickel, or other hard metals placed within it in a crucible. For melting lead, type-metal, and other soft metals an iron pot is used instead of a crucible.
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