The invention and use of this type of glass gained popularity during the Industrial Revolution because of its durability and capability as a fire retardant. Wire-embedded glass was also able to provide an industrial facility with plenty of natural, diffused light and withstand the vibrations caused by the manufacturing process.
This panel of clear corrugated chicken wire glass features classic, hexoganal chicken wire embedded within thick, corrugated glass and is capped with copper on one end.
In modern use, this rare glass has been repurposed as room dividers, canopies, shower stalls and restaurants; the possibilities are endless!
Weight: 86 lbs,
Dimensions:76.25H x 1.5D x 28.25W
Condition: Excellent. No cracks or evidence of repair. Edges may show minor shivs, chips and shelf wear. Patina on copper capped end.
History: In 1902 the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) operated as a coal freight and passenger depot for their successful operations in the New River Gorge. The salvage of the glass panels can be seen on DiY Network's show "Salvage Dawgs" [Season 8, Episode 11].