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Modern Plumbing #10
Manufacture of all-clay body fixtures
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J.L. Mott Iron Works. Modern Plumbing #10 - Manufacture of all-clay body fixtures. 1921. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 7, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/167/show/123.

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J.L. Mott Iron Works. (1921). Modern Plumbing #10 - Manufacture of all-clay body fixtures. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/167/show/123

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J.L. Mott Iron Works, Modern Plumbing #10 - Manufacture of all-clay body fixtures, 1921, Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection, Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 7, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/167/show/123.

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Title Modern Plumbing #10
Creator (LCNAF)
  • J.L. Mott Iron Works
Publisher J. L. Mott Iron Works
Date 1921
Description A 50-page booklet published in 1921 called “Modern Plumbing, Number Ten” by “The J. L. Mott Iron Works” based out of Trenton, New Jersey. Contents are abridged and include the manufacturing process and examples on different designs for bathroom, bath, lavatory, water closets, kitchen sinks.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Plumbing fixtures--Catalogs
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • plumbing
  • building designs
  • architecture
  • bathrooms
  • kitchens
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 50 page pamphlet
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  • Text
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  • image/jpg
Original Item Location TH6122 .J16 1921
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b2791382~S3
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Title Manufacture of all-clay body fixtures
Description An outline of the glazing and firing process.
File Name aapam_201101_007ag.jpg
Transcript Mott Modern Plumbing The Manufacture of All-clay Body Fixtures V ITREOUS china and solid imperial porcelain fixtures are made of clay, the process of manufacture requiring not only skill but also considerable artistic ability. A brief outline of this process might be interesting to the uninitiated. The clay is first refined and thoroughly washed until it is free from all foreign matter, after which most of the water is removed from it under pressure. In this state it is moulded or cast into the form of the fixture allowing for considerable shrinkage. It is then put through a drying process which requires from three to four weeks, depending upon the size of the piece, when it is ready to receive the glaze. The glaze is prepared in the form of a heavy liquid from a special formula and by a mechanical process adapted for the purpose. After again being dried the piece is ready for the kiln where it remains for a number of days subjected to great heat, averaging 2500 degrees (Fahrenheit). The important feature in the process of firing these pieces of ware is that the intense heat fuses the glaze integral with the clay body, thereby insuring a smooth, glossy surface of a hardness unobtainable in the enamel on cast iron fixtures. It is this glaze which makes it so easy to clean vitreous china or solid porcelain ware. "r"%fPl|' 'Sip.J W\ ™ j