Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Glass in the past !!!
I have seen these at antique stores and mall shows where they were attached to the older type of bird cages. Seed is all that could be fed from it. I can't see how water could be placed into it when it has to be turned to go between the wires of the cage. It is cast in glass and is so fancy compared to the plastic bird feeders used on cages today.
This is a glass globe of a gas light used in an old house of the my wife's family home. It would have hung down off of a metal fixture or bracket. The home eventually was switched to electricity and I found this in the attic.
The etching on the glass interests me and I don't really know how it is done. I know stencils and sandblasting works on glass to get a cut glass look with out manually having to grind in the design. I think a large candle sitting on a glass dish with this as globe will make a great decoration. I don't really like to burn any candles in our house but at a special meal it would work.
I am a floater today as a sub and will be doing office work and teaching high school math in the afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and stay warm.