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Leadlight Glass Identifiers (Australian Codes)

Introduction to the Australian System

Australia has had a 3 number & 2 character standard coding set that has been used for Leadlight Glass from at least before the start of 1910.

Nowadays it rarely matches the code of the modern manufacturer, but as it's the standard, all australian suppliers should have at least a translation table to assist in the matching and ordering of Leadlight Glass if not their own sets. A basic set of coded samples should contain about 280 in number and cover most of the types and colours, if not all the individual samples.

With a few exceptions the numbering starts with Clear Glass (0xx), then goes through a series with the Primary Colours of White (1xx), Amber (2xx), Brown (29x), Green (3xx), Blue (4xx), Violet (5xx) (Called Plum in the oldest lists), Peach (60x), Pink (60x), Orange (6xx), Red (6xx), Yellow (69x), Bronze (7xx), Cinnamon(7xx), and Grey to Black (8xx). The 9xx range is reserved for oddities. There are a few colours that have the wrong number range codes, that was usually due to the origonal description being incorrect when they were origonally registered.

The Lettering Codes are in most cases self explanatory, but because of manufacturing processes are from a number of international manufacturers, there are a number that have two codes for a single pattern and a few codes that cover a number of types. Also there can be a single letter before the three numbers, this refers to a special process carried out during or at the end of manufacture (such as i for iridized).

This online sampleset will contain all known available within australia by the time it is completed (including hard to get or some of the commonly used but now unavailable). It's structure is to Use the Australian Name and Code as the heading; next is a thumbnail picture of the glass; next to that is the manufacturers name and manufacturers code (there may be more than one); finally there maybe a few comments about the sample, such as hard to get (if so it may have a suggested source), varying colourset, hard to cut (or for best results needs to be cut in a certain way or direction), etc.

There are also a number of the newly available patterns and these will be listed but without a complete australian code although a suggested code may be shown (such as *999cc for a new classic cathedral if a matching colour is already in the numbercode).

Identification Group 1

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This Group contains Single Colour Glass.

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Identification Group 2

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This Group contains Multiple Colour Glass.

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Identification Group 3

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This Group Contains the Special Groups.

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Other types

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This group contains the wierd and wonderfull.

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This group also contains the Master List on Page 99 - BEWARE IT CAN TAKE VERRRRRY LONG TO LOAD.

I must give thanks for the many Manufacturers across the world and their Australian Suppliers, who have both given permission for their thumbnails to be displayed, as well as their time in helping me by finding and in some cases creating suitable pictures that are as technically close as possible to the true finish of their products. There are at present a small number of pictures that either are yet to arrive (shown without a thumbnail picture), or the quality of the currently displayed one is below par (washed out look). You need to realise that with nearly 2000 individual current leadlight glasses available throughout australia at present to deal with, it does take some time to get everything checked and completed. There are a number of manufacturers whose work is yet to appear, such as Tiffany's, they will be added soon. These Manufacturers of course still own the copyrights for those thumbnails they have supplied.

I haven't even started on setting up for the superseeded glasses other than starting a list, that has already exceeded 800 known individuals, and may only ever appear as a list with their manufacturers (if known).