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Roman window glas
MFA Acc. #: 01.8231


A transparent, flat, glass sheet used for glazing windows. Window glass has been made by several techniques. These include Crown glass (17th century), Cylinder glass (mass produced in the 1830s), Float glass (1959) and Insulated glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vitre (Fr.); vidraça (Port.)

Cross brooch
MFA Acc. #: 2006.148

Physical and Chemical Properties

Refractive Index 1.52

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 363
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995

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