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English translation: secondary furnace / low temperature furnace

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Spanish term or phrase:arca (glass making)
English translation:secondary furnace / low temperature furnace
Entered by: Adriana Penco
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11:40 Sep 13, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Spanish term or phrase: archa
The term is taken from Madoz's Dictionary, speaking about the Royal Glassworks in La Granja de San Ildefonso. Usually I would understand 'archa' as being a type of weapon, but in the context, this does not make sense to me. The exact text is as follows:

Este suntuoso edificio levantado expresamente, y que se conceptúa el mejor de los que en Europa se han destinado a este objeto, tiene hoy en la nave principal arriba indicada, 3 hornos y 25 archas, 10 hermosos almacenes, 16 habitaciones espaciosas, destinadas para varios talleres, donde manufacturan los artículos o efectos necesarios y anejos a la fabricación, 56 habitaciones para los obreros, ocupadas todas en la actualidad; posee igualmente infinidad de locales, corrales y espaciosos corredores y galerías; un famoso cobertizo para encerrar las leñas y preservarlas de la rigurosa estación del invierno; 10 patios y una gran plaza, en la que el rey D. Fernando VII, mandó hacer una pequeña, donde pudiesen lidiarse algunos novillos para recreo y diversión de la familia real.
Thomas Fryer
Local time: 04:38
secondary furnace / low temperature furnace
Explanation:
It must be a typo for ARCA, see definition of DRAE
arca:
3. f. En las fábricas de vidrio, cada uno de los hornos secundarios donde se ponen las piezas después de labradas, ya para caldearlas hasta cierto grado, ya para enfriarlas.

Un ejemplo (hay varios hits):
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5571301.html


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Adriana Penco
Local time: 23:38
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arca
secondary furnace / low temperature furnace


Explanation:
It must be a typo for ARCA, see definition of DRAE
arca:
3. f. En las fábricas de vidrio, cada uno de los hornos secundarios donde se ponen las piezas después de labradas, ya para caldearlas hasta cierto grado, ya para enfriarlas.

Un ejemplo (hay varios hits):
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5571301.html




Adriana Penco
Local time: 23:38
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