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German firm sells historically accurate reproduction glass

Post Time:Jul 08,2008Classify:Glass QuotationView:438

If you live in a house constructed early in the 20th century, chances are the window glass, if it's original, has the distortion that's an earmark of its age. If you have an antique cupboard or cabinet in original condition, its panes of glass may have tiny bubbles or a waterlike distortion.

When antique glass is broken, consumers rarely can find remnants of the same for repairs and must settle for the perfection of modern manufacturing.

S.A. Bendheim, the exclusive importer of the Restoration Glass brand, has a new Web site selling German mouthblown sheet glass. Products are offered with different degrees of distortion, appropriate for 17th- through early-20th century uses.

The company says this historically accurate window glass can be found in restoration work at the White House, Mount Vernon and Monticello. It also could be used, for instance, to give a reproduction front door or cabinets in a new kitchen a vintage look.

The site, www.restoration glass.com, includes an interactive video and slideshow on glass production, advice on how to measure window glass and information on how to order the product.

Source: www.dallasnews.comAuthor: admin

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