Glossary


Shims

All blocks used as spacers in installing a window.

Shims

All blocks used as spacers in installing a window.

Silkscreeing

A printing method of applying paint to glass.

Silkscreeing

A printing method of applying paint to glass.

Silver Stain

A mixture containing silver salts, which, when fired on glass, sinks into the glass, causing a permanent color ranging from pale yellow to amber.

Silver Stain

A mixture containing silver salts, which, when fired on glass, sinks into the glass, causing a permanent color ranging from pale yellow to amber.

Single Glazed

The use of a single thickness of glass in a window. This frame holds only one glazing material.

Single Glazed

The use of a single thickness of glass in a window. This frame holds only one glazing material.

Single Hung

Window that has a stationary top and a moveable bottom half.

Single Hung

Window that has a stationary top and a moveable bottom half.

Single Strength

Window glass 1/16" thick.

Single Strength

Window glass 1/16" thick.

Slab Glass

Transparent stained glass cast one inch thick.

Slab Glass

Transparent stained glass cast one inch thick.

Solder

A mixture of tin and lead, which for glass workers is manufactured to melt around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After leading up, all the cames of a mosaic window are joined with a thin layer of solder (referred to as sweating the lead joints).

Solder

A mixture of tin and lead, which for glass workers is manufactured to melt around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After leading up, all the cames of a mosaic window are joined with a thin layer of solder (referred to as sweating the lead joints).

South Side

The south of right side of a church is traditionally the side of Light and the New Testament, which is often reflected in the subject matter and colors of these windows. It is not necessarily compass south.

South Side

The south of right side of a church is traditionally the side of Light and the New Testament, which is often reflected in the subject matter and colors of these windows. It is not necessarily compass south.

Spring Line

The horizontal line below which the upright sides end and the curve of the arch begins.

Spring Line

The horizontal line below which the upright sides end and the curve of the arch begins.