Issue 22 and Volume 1888 4.

TILE. A recent issue of The Clay Worker contains a very interesting article from the pen of Prof. R. T. Brown upon the subject of tile and the various uses to which it has been applied. The writer traces the employment of this material from the time of the early Egyptians down to more recent years, showing that while the use of tile has been varied and extensive, Its earliest employment was for roofing purposes. As the article contains much that will be found instructive by many of our readers, we lake pleasure in presenting it herewith : A thin sheet of clay well turned is a tile, whatever may be its shape or its use. In the early ages architecture roofs were almost exclusively made of tiles, but the use of tiles was by no means confined to roofing. Both the Egyptians and Assyrians kept their most important records…

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