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The London Crown Glass Company specialises in high quality conservation glasses selected from the best of the traditional European craftsman glassblowers.

If you study the facade of any fine, old building you will see at once that original window glass is very special. Old glass distorts the image, reflects, sparkles and flashes in the light to produce an unique, pleasurable and quite fascinating effect.

These reflective qualities add greatly to the personality of old buildings.

Before 1900 most glass was handblown and as a result it was impossible to achieve a perfectly flat product. However skilled the blower, his glass contained some blemishes such as "ream", a small wave or fold in the glass, and "seeds", small air bubbles.
These imperfections are the true characteristics of handblown glass.

For the past forty years the float glass process has resulted in a perfect product whose uniform reflective capacity, when used in a period building, robs it of its personality and sparkle.

It is most important, therefore, when restoring period windows that you choose the correct glass.

Within our range there are products suitable for all types of building, dating from the reign of Elizabeth the First to that of George the Fifth.

The London Crown Glass Company is a family business founded by Christopher Salmond, whose family have supplied window glass for four generations from the early nineteenth century. He is available to identify and list original period window glass for clients and to advise on the most authentic handblown glass where replacement is necessary.

The list below shows a few of the major listed buildings, where London Crown glass is glazed.

Kensington Palace London
New College  Oxford
Hampton Court Palace London
Caius College  Cambridge
Kew Palace London
Somerset House London

Sutton House  Hackney

Osterley House  Middlesex

Tatton Park  Cheshire
Windsor Castle Berks
Prior Park Bath
Lulworth Castle Dorset
Attingham Park Shropshire
Upnor Castle Kent
Montacute House Somerset
Kincardine Castle Fife
Charlotte Square Edinburgh
Cleish Castle Perthshire
Llanerchaeron House Wales
Pendennis Castle Cornwall
Castletown House Dublin
Penrhyn Castle Gwynedd
Radley College Oxon
Alnwick Castle Northhumberland
Holkham Hall Norfolk

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