Releading windows has always been a hot botton argument.
I have been asked to write specs for an old home. In over 40 years of working with glass, I have found something that I have never seen.
I "think" I will call for a relead.
The photo attached is the entire stair landing window. The next posting will have a close up of the panel on the top center.
I'm trying to find an old photo. I don't think anything in the section is original. The design, scale and lack of wide green border seem all wrong. Not to mention that the other sections are all leaded.
I have seen panels made emulating lamp techniques where only one side was soldered. I'd offer the client a new design to more closely match the original panels the cost of the rebuild will nearly warrant it.
I think I would agree with Susana Rutherford.... replace it with something more in keeping with the pieces around it. It should have what I would guess is a 2 inch border of green around it - likely a Kokomo. That would be a start - whether it be leaded or foiled no matter as long as it is properly finished/soldered together. (Why on earth they would have turned the unsoldered side of the clearly replaced newer window to the inside of the residence is bizarre - truly weird).
Last edited on Sun Jul 30th, 2017 12:14 am by John Emery