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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Glass Panes

glass panes soldered
In the early days, the windows of colonial homes were mostly sliding panels. More exclusive homes had glass panes which were exported from England at a pretty penny. In 1684, Colonel Byrd ordered through his London merchant to send him four hundred feet of glass with drawn lead and solder in proportion.  Source: Letters of William Byrd, June 21, 1684.

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