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    Default Where to find a close match for 100 year old leadlight glass.

    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.

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    Hi,

    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.

    Cheers

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    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!

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    Try a leadlighter they will have a far greater selection than a glazier

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    Yep, any half deecnt leadlight supply shop will have a good range.
    Remember the 7 p's.
    Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

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    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.

    Donna

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    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.
    Karen of Artistry Stained Glass
    30 Years in the Business of leadlight and stained glass ( church windows )

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