A large lead glass shower detector containing 204 lead glass blocks and 250 finger hodoscope elements has been constructed and operated in a photoproduction experiment at the SLAC Hybrid facility. An energy resolution of σ E /E = (0.84+4.8/E 1 2 )% has been achieved for electron energies between 4 and 16 GeV. Details of the apparatus, its stability monitoring system, and its use in triggering the bubble chamber are presented. The performance of the detector in electron identification and π 0 reconstruction is discussed.
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