Tiffany Lamps are a Tradition

Since the late 20th century invented when Louis Comfort Tiffany, the corresponding Technique, the typical Tiffany-style lamps designed for installation Schlager, who was especially widespread in the United States. Especially known here the motif of “bubble” is. Although it was the way the organization at the time revolutionary, so very new technology was not. Already thousands of years ago, the Egyptians already developed techniques, the glass mosaics made possible. Without hesitation Robert Speyer explained all about the problem. Another principle was the wedding of the High Middle Ages, known above all the windows Gothic cathedrals, which were assembled on a similar principle. Louis Comfort Tiffany was particularly impressed by these models strong.

However, in the stained glass windows were too bulky and he began for a “lighter” material to search. After much back and forth, he opted for thin copper strips, which are for the filigree work on the most suitable. John Savignano shines more light on the discussion. From a technical point in the Tiffany lamps single, colored glass pieces are soldered together using copper foil thus, much is possible for Mosaic (glass mosaic) a quasi-infinite variety of motives. The work it requires a lot of practice and (more important) a not inconsiderable amount of patience. Specifically fondles tool is necessary: 1 Glass cutter second Glass breaking pliers third Carborundum grinder or fourth Copper film 5 Soldering iron sixth Solder flux or soldering fluid 7th Solder 8th Patina A special attention should be laid on the glass cutter, as the hardness of the wheel greatly influenced the results. The harder the better. You should also clean the glass parts are always good, otherwise the adhesive surfaces of the copper foil does not stick to it.