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Glazier's rolling mill for lead window cames

1755 (dated)
Origin: England (probably)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1991-609,1
Glazier’s machine for milling the lead cames used to assemble leaded casement windows; three strip molds; dated 1755.
Label:Glaziers employed milling machines like this one to draw out lead cames used in the assembly of casement windows. Widely employed in the 17th century, leaded casements were surpassed in popularity by wooden sash windows during the 18th century. However, archaeological and architectural studies have shown that leaded casements continued in use and production for much of the 18th century as well, although in smaller numbers. The mills used for making the cames often featured a date that was repeated on the cames in the milling process. The present example is marked "1755."
Provenance:Purchased at David Stanley Auctions, Leiceste rshire, England, 28 Sept. 1991, Lot 73.