Museum Glass in display cases

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Museum Glass in display cases

Postby zp4ja » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 pm

Anyone use museum glass in their display cases?

High UV protection and amazingly clear with zero glare or reflections.

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Re: Museum Glass in display cases

Postby XX Case XX » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm

I haven't used it on display cases, however, I have used them 3X on framings for custom drawings of our dogs. All 3 frames have the same "Museum Grade" glass. It has a "greenish" tint to it and it blocks out all UV rays that could damage or fade whatever it is your trying to protect. It's a bit on the expensive side but it works.

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Re: Museum Glass in display cases

Postby zp4ja » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:41 pm

XX Case XX wrote:I haven't used it on display cases, however, I have used them 3X on framings for custom drawings of our dogs. All 3 frames have the same "Museum Grade" glass. It has a "greenish" tint to it and it blocks out all UV rays that could damage or fade whatever it is your trying to protect. It's a bit on the expensive side but it works.

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Hello my friend. Thanks for the reply.

Yes, not inexpensive for sure. Did not notice any tint to it but may have missed that. Seems to be amazing stuff. Priced out a 20" by 24" piece today and it is around 130 bucks. Might be cheaper but that was a very rough estimate.

If you take a picture is there any glare? I was pretty amazed at this glass compared to regular glass as far as clarity and lack of reflection/ glare.

With the UV protection and clarity, seems to me would be an expensive but solid investment for some old CASE knives in an original display. That is my plan for it's use. Worth the money if some old knives handles don't fade in my opinion.

Jerry
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Re: Museum Glass in display cases

Postby espn77 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Sounds very interesting. Jerry, do you have a link to where a person can get it? Or just go to my local glass place?

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Re: Museum Glass in display cases

Postby XX Case XX » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 pm

zp4ja wrote: Did not notice any tint to it but may have missed that.

I notice that greenish tint not when I look at it straight on, but when I see it from an angle. Or maybe it could be that yours is made a bit different than what I have. It could be that different manufacturers have different production methods and that's why you don't notice it. We got ours at Aaron Brothers, which focuses primarily on glass for picture frames.

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Re: Museum Glass in display cases

Postby zp4ja » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 pm

espn77 wrote:Sounds very interesting. Jerry, do you have a link to where a person can get it? Or just go to my local glass place?


Hey my friend. You can likely get online but I prefer to help out the local shops/ economy. Likely would check local glass place and go from there. If the cost difference is staggering I would do online or negotiate. Doing local allows me to ensure I don’t get a piece in pieces and helps my neighbors out.

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