Glossary


Plating

Putting a second piece of glass over a portion of a panel to alter the color, or for reinforcing old glass.

Plating

Putting a second piece of glass over a portion of a panel to alter the color, or for reinforcing old glass.

Points

Small flat triangles of zinc used to hold glass in a wooden window sash.

Points

Small flat triangles of zinc used to hold glass in a wooden window sash.

Presbytery

The east end of the church housing the altar.

Presbytery

The east end of the church housing the altar.

Quarries

Diamonds or rectangles of glass leaded together in a lattice design.

Quarries

Diamonds or rectangles of glass leaded together in a lattice design.

Quatrefoil

Small opening in Gothic tracery having four arched sites. Also called arabesque.

Quatrefoil

Small opening in Gothic tracery having four arched sites. Also called arabesque.

Rabbet

An "L" cut all around the perimeter of the window frames, against which the stained glass panels are installed.

Rabbet

An "L" cut all around the perimeter of the window frames, against which the stained glass panels are installed.

Re-cementing

The process of applying a specially formulated compound to the exterior surface of the stained glass window. This specially formulated cement compound is brushed underneath the lead flanges, to replace the original cement compound which has loosened or fallen out over the years. This process also… (more)

Re-cementing

The process of applying a specially formulated compound to the exterior surface of the stained glass window. This specially formulated cement compound is brushed underneath the lead flanges, to replace the original cement compound which has loosened or fallen out over the years. This process also does an excellent job of cleaning the window.

Re-leading

Refers to the process of complete historic restoration, where each stained glass panel is documented, disassembled and reassembled using all new lead came and solder. Each panel will be cemented on both sides and a proper bracing system installed before reinstallation.

Re-leading

Refers to the process of complete historic restoration, where each stained glass panel is documented, disassembled and reassembled using all new lead came and solder. Each panel will be cemented on both sides and a proper bracing system installed before reinstallation.

Reamy

Full antique glass with cords of wavy, irregular surface and large bubbles.

Reamy

Full antique glass with cords of wavy, irregular surface and large bubbles.

Reed Glass

Clear commercial glass with half circle ribs (refrigerator shelf glass).

Reed Glass

Clear commercial glass with half circle ribs (refrigerator shelf glass).