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hayes52

03:49PM | 05/15/07
Member Since: 05/14/07
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I am replacing the windows in my house which I think was built in the early fifties. Iwas going to throw the old ones away until a guy told me they are what he called poured glass and might be worth something.The glass looks wavy. If they are worth anything, where can I sell them?

Oberon

04:45PM | 05/15/07
Member Since: 05/13/05
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What he is likely referring to as "poured" glass would be more correctly called "cast" glass...however, I can't imagine a circumstance in the 50's where they would have used cast glass in a home window unless we are talking about a rather expensive custom home.

It is possible that the glass is "drawn" or "plate" glass which was still around at that time - prior to being replaced by float glass which is the standard for glass today.

Drawn glass could certainly have a certain amount of waviness to it - which would have been considered a flaw in the glass at the time if it was extreme.

As far as value goes, you could check with a local artglass shop and see what they think - but generally speaking old glass has very little value. There really isn't much of a market for it.
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