Leaded/ stained glass window repairs.
The method of making leaded or stained glass has changed little since its inception in the early part of the 11th century.
although technique and materials have advanced its nice to know that the basics remain the same today as they were applied back in the 1100s.
A common problem I encounter when removing the leaded glass from rotten windows is that the lead solder joints break or the edge came breaks as the putty is removed.
A came is the lead between each piece of glass.
Also I do come across some lead glass windows, particularly older examples where the lead came edging has perished.
Other issues encountered can be leaking lead joints and sagging lead came.
The lead glass shown here had broken joints and perished edging. Rather than taking the whole piece to bits and starting again – which is a time consuming job; tacking the broken joints and re-seating the glass with paste to prevent leaks and building up the areas of edge that have perished takes less time and results in a satisfactory repair.