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Glass is a strong, hard material, resilient against weather and almost all acids. However, if it is overstressed, it fails catastrophically, producing dangerous sharp bits.
For something as strong and hard and apparently solid to be transparent is quite a notable feature of the material.
Here are a few interesting items and links about glass...
Glass is a Liquid ?
Swarovski - Swarovski is precision-cut lead crystal glass
Opticians - for Glasses
plus Anglian Double Glazing and Conservatories - reviewed by a customer!
Car windscreen and other automotive glass replacement - very helpful! They're also experts on toughened glass, laminated glass, etc. Plus, they will Repair your car screen free if you ask while it's still just a chip or crack.
It's a furniture shop where you can even get Glass Furniture
or Ampules - laboratory glassware for sale
"We also offer European glass from famous brands such as LSA International"
from gambling machines, fruit machines, and amusement machines in general - for use as coffee tables etc. Also see Fruit Machine Bits For Sale and Gambling Machines
Biome Lifestyle - includes recycled glassware
Glass Fibre / Fibreglass - some contacts at the page of boating
HSBC Car Insurance - unlimited glass and windscreen cover
Nashua 4200 Photocopier - the glass on a photocopier is the most likely component to fail, because of some people trying to photocopy their bum
Jazz It Up Jewellery - glass jewellery
TV Tube smashing - beware of flying glass
Shop Windows that can't be Smashed In - vandalproof and riotproof glass+Lexan
Natural Collection - including recycled glass
Wine glasses, cocktail glasses, beer glasses, drinking glasses generally: After 5 , Chimp Feet , Royal Doulton , House Numbers Direct , Robert Dyas , Heal's , Wallace Sacks , and a few other home accents shops.
Automatic Washing Machine central window - it's glass and It's possible to recycle an automatic washing machine glass as a cooking bowl
Wine - in a glass
Delphi Glass - making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists.
How a Thermos Flask Works
The Glass Recycling Company South Africa
The London Glass Company
The fact that glass can't be rotted or dissolved by acids is a good reason for acids being stored in glass bottles. The exception is hydrofluoric acid, which dissolves glass, and almost everything else, including your bones if you're not extremely careful!
Glass can be made using sand and lime, so it was one of the early materials discovered and put into use. There are glass artifacts dating back thousands of years.
Glass is recyclable, and glass deposit bottles are better even than that. They are reusable! When recycling glass, try to avoid putting Pyrex in with all the glass bottles and stuff. If you think about it, it's very difficult for the recyclers to melt it.