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Historic Glass manufacture and history

The Regency Town House

Historic Glass manufacture and history

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Window facts and window fictions - Sunday 22 September: 1000-1100
Window facts and window fictions - Sunday 22 September: 1000-1100
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Window facts and window fictions

13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

A talk on historic glass manufacture and history.

A man spinning crown glass

During the 18th century crown glass became increasingly popular and, by the 1780s, it was by far the most widely used. William Cooper’s cutting guide of 1835 indicates, the maximum size of a crown glass pane was restricted to approximately 22, this being a little less than the radius of the crown table or disk. It is this limited size of glass pane that necessitated the use of glazing bars within the Georgian window.

There is little crown glass to be found in windows these days, both due to its fragility and the later trend to replace its small panes with those of larger and more fashionable cylinder glass. Crown glass is irreplaceable; its manufacture is a lost skill and therefore the conservation of the panes which remain is vital.

Learn about the properties, manufacture and installation of glass in period properties

Opening Times

  • Sunday 22 September: 1000-1100

Booking opens: 12 August 2019 12:00

Booking closes: 21 September 2019 16:00

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Max 20 people per tour/session.

Do you have questions about Historic Glass manufacture and history? Contact The Regency Town House

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The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square
BN3 1EH Brighton & Hove
United Kingdom

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