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soda glass

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Early form of glass consisting of a composition of silica and sodium carbonate (soda); the glass was not durable, and reacted easily with water. Glass was made durable by the ...

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Worboys, Sir Walter John

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 1169 words.

Worboys, Sir Walter John (1900–1969), chemical industrialist and design promoter, was born at Cottesloe, Western Australia, on 22 February 1900, the eldest child of Walter Worboys,...

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