Author Topic: Restoration Glass Needed  (Read 3271 times)

Michael Armand

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Restoration Glass Needed
« on: May 26, 2009, 10:51:34 PM »
       I am building a large unit and in need of some seed glass for the doors. I checked with Bendheim and the sheets they offer are not tall enough.  I need something around 45-50 inches tall with slight distortion and a few seeds... Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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Mark Arnold

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Re: Restoration Glass Needed
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 11:27:07 PM »

I am vaguely familiar with the cylinder process of making sheet glass and am curious if pieces were routinely made in the sizes you need. A 50" length of glass would require a 16" dia. cylinder. Was this within the capability of most glass furnaces?

There might be something in this thread that may help.
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Rick Lasita

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Re: Restoration Glass Needed
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 07:56:12 PM »
Mike, you might try Franklin Art Glass in Columbus, OH

When I lived in Cincinnati I did some restoration stained glass for a woman who owned a shop and she dealt with Franklin to supply her shop. I stopped in one day on a business trip and it is a very large supplier of art glass, the maybe able to meet your need. Good Luck, Rick