Old Church Windows

Ted Calver

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Yesterday we picked up a couple of windows that had been removed from an old church and stored for many years while the replacement church was constructed. These will be refurbished as needed and then inserted into backlit dimmable LED light boxes to be mounted to the walls of the new building. They were awkward and heavy at roughly 5' x 10.5' and probably 250-300 lbs?? It took six of us to slide them onto the trailer, but we could only muster four of us to unload them at the shop. We tried to get fancy and use forearm forklifts, but I put too much muscle into mine and it broke:rofl: They were actually working before mine broke. Looks like it was rotted by the sun.
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Ted Calver

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Sooooooo, what happened to the window when it broke? That is a unique way of keeping the stained glass windows without subjecting them to more weather for sure.
It was only an inch off the deck and still on the trailer when the strap broke. No additional damage, but I'm glad there were no toes under it. o_O
 

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Looks like another great project. :thumb: :lurk:

On a related note, I found this unretouched color photo of Ted...

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