Post by hobbybobby on Aug 14, 2019 13:39:44 GMT -5
For my windows here I want a kind of late medieval variation, a "Crown glass" window, like this one:
Crown glass was an early type of window glass and in this process, glass was blown into a "crown" or hollow globe, then transferred from the blowpipe to a punty and then flattened by reheating and spinning out the bowl-shaped piece of glass (bullion) into a flat disk by centrifugal force, up to 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 or 6 feet) in diameter.
The glass was then cut to the size required; The thinnest glass was in a band at the edge of the disk, with the glass becoming thicker and more opaque toward the center.
Known as a bullseye, the thicker center area around the pontil mark was a round glass disc from 7-15 cm in Diameter and was used for less expensive windows.
In order to fill large window spaces with the bullseye- discs, these would be mounted in a lead lattice work...
… and fitted into the window frame:
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