View Full Version : Where to find a close match for 100 year old leadlight glass.
7th Nov 2009, 01:41 AM
Hi guys, I plan on doing a fairly temporary repair on a leadlight window in my house and I have absolutely no idea where I might find glass which is close to the orignal in texture and colour.
I am doing a temporary job to tie the window over until I get it completely redone professionally.
Here is a picture of the window I am talking about.
Oh, I am in Perth, but don't mind sending a sample over east etc..
Thanks for the help. :U
7th Nov 2009, 05:07 PM
At least some of this glass from around 1900 was actually painted. For a temp repair you might try getting pieces of reasonable closely matching clear texture glass cut to size at a glaziers, then Google for a bit of info on painting it.
Also there must be a stained-glass shop there somewhere which could give you a hint or two at the counter. The Yellow Pages has heaps of them listed.
7th Nov 2009, 07:59 PM
Agggh, interesting, thank you for the reply Geoff.
I will lok into that, I actually didn't think there would be any glaziers stocking that type of glass, I actually assumed that a craft shop of sorts would be more appropriate. I will check out both.
Thanks for the tip!
7th Nov 2009, 11:27 PM
Try a leadlighter they will have a far greater selection than a glazier
7th Nov 2009, 11:41 PM
Yep, any half deecnt leadlight supply shop will have a good range.
14th Nov 2009, 11:11 PM
Take a peice to the demolition yards, you may find something that matches in a window
old glass is cuttable, just a bit brittler i have found.
4th Oct 2010, 01:49 PM
Taking a photo from inside the house looking out would have better shown the texture of the glass you needed. I would then have been able to advise you where to source your glass.
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