The first and only gathering is
A; marvered and expanded by blowing, B;
this having been allowed by its own gravity to drop upon the marver,
upon further blowing, it resembles C; it is then
whetted off at D; and the punty takes the flat end by
adhesion E; which is then sheared, flashed, thrown,
The above supposes a strong flint best
pint tumbler to weigh 16 oz. When common light cheap tumblers are
required, they are not sheared, and no pains is taken in polishing out
the marver marks.
They are ringy or wavy, and are called tale tumblers.
The barrel shape, E
, and beaker shapes, F
are but modifications of the same principle of manipulation.
Another simple piece of one gathering is
the Lamp Chimney, which requires pendulum and circular swinging motions
to elongate the shape. The quantity of meal being small and light,
the throw must be sharp and decided.
The first solid gather, A,
is expanded and swung out, until it becomes during the blowing as
B. It receives more blowing and swinging until it is much
longer, as C; a lump at the end is whetted off at the