glass window. Tuesday , February 27th , 2018 - 05:54:24 AM
In the 1800′s stained glass came back into fashion with the influence of Tiffany glass, bold colors used on flat areas and heavily lined. It wasn′t until the 1900′s that colored glass windows were being used again by architects worldwide.
Another low cost and more contemporary approach to producing them is the use of transparent colored glass sheets that are stuck on to plain glass. Being an easier process, this approach is much cheaper when it comes to producing them. Hence, this is by far the most common technique used in manufacturing these windows today.
Lead channel window panels are the original form of stained glass. Working and soldering the channel is labor intensive and the designs tend to be simpler executions because of the weight and labor involved. Foiled panels are able to use much smaller pieces and can even use 3D techniques, with flowers or birds lifting from the purely vertical, into the room they occupy. The glass pieces are cut, ground smooth, the edges encased in copper foil, the pieces are fitted together, and after a flux solution is applied so it will adhere, solder is melted over the foils and joins the pieces of glass together.
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