tank furnace

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Noun1.tank furnace - furnace into one end of which a batch of measured raw materials is shoveled and from the other end molten glass is obtained
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
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The manufacturing facility contains a brand new continuous-melt tank furnace that will produce two tons of molten crystal every day for skilled master blowers to hand-shape and hand-blow Waterford Crystal's products.
The facility contains a new continuous melt tank furnace and will also act as a central lab for the brand's designers.
It refers, in this instance, to 'the best surviving example (though not operational) in Britain of a tank furnace glass shop, and the only one whose remains illustrate an industrial process that revolutionised glass making in the second half of the 19th century'.