On the Improvement of Bengal Pottery

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Page 3 - India, contain so much oxide of iron and carbonate of lime, that the vessels melt into a slag at a temperature little above that of redness. Deposits of a black stiff clay, containing much vegetable matter, occur in some districts; vessels made with it sustain a higher temperature.
Page 2 - Department, dated 24th ultimo, and of an extract from a despatch, from the Honorable the Court of Directors, dated 22cd March, No.
Page 10 - This clay is found in thick strata. The detached masses are of a pink tint, broken into they contain nodules of perfectly white earth. They absorb water eagerly , and yield an exceedingly soft, ductile, and tenacious paste. On firing, this clay is found to resist a temperature sufficient to fuse English blue pots.

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