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Cikea

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A question about glass thickening and Charles.
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:50:40 pm »
I was rereading Alpha and omega tonight and when Charles and Anna are driving up to old Willie’s place Charles is reminded how old he is by the bottom thickened glass.

This is kind of a nit pick but with his age he should know that glass thickening with age is a myth. Before plate glass, glass was made in big round slabs that were turned and then cut, it came from the shop with one edge thicker which most the time was placed at the bottom of the window when built.

It could also just be a practical joke by the old wolfs after the Myth got around too sort of like “yea I ‘member that they were once flat but now they are not…… snicker”  :D

http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc98/5_30_98/fob3.htm

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=419211

I try to always give the author an out I don’t look good in red  :P
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Re: Knowledge of old wolf‘s This is kind of a nit pick
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 04:18:05 pm »
Okay.  Yes.  I meant to take it out  . . . and I forgot.  However old glass (float glass) is usually thicker at one end and it was installed with the thick part on the bottom.  And yes, Charles should certainly know that.
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