The Making of The Modern Day Mirror

November 5th, 2012

Modern Day Mirror

Mirrors have fascinated humans since time immemorial. They have been hailed as elements that have magical powers; as elements that can transform the person looks at himself or herself. A mirror can shape perceptions of the self and even act powerful reflections of the soul. Many therapists are in the practice of using mirrored surfaces in therapy for various purposes in the healing process.

For us here, at Academy Glass, mirrors are a fascinating because of the process through which they are created. This process has been laid down as follows:

–  Glass and mirror go hand in hand for us in the production process. Glass might not be the best reflector of light; but once polished to a great degree using the silvering process for bringing about mirror; it can be a reflective pool like no other.

–  Cutting takes place along the outline drawn out on the glass. Then, depending on the use, whether for a property or for automobiles, or any other kind of use, the blanks are fused together where they go through the grinding process. At Academy Glass, this is done with the best and most high quality machinery and glass, so that the glass and mirror do not suffer cracks or show resistance to the heat created when they are put to the machinery.

–  The silvering process involves the use of chemicals like ammonia, silver nitrate, Rochelle salts and distilled water. The trick lies in getting the right proportion for the right kind of glass. Also, careful application at our end ensures that the surface dries up or condenses to give an even look which is a high quality mirror as an end result of our endeavors.

Often, the right kind of mirror or glass surface can take the property from one extreme to another as far as looks go. It is as important as tapestry and paint to us here at Academy Glass. Mirrors, in fact, have been used in décor since the 17h century, according to many historians. With pools of reflection like these, it is little wonder that the smallest of mirrors can make the biggest difference in the way a space looks.