Wissmach Glass Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 228, 26159 Paden City, WV
420 Stephen Street, 26159 Paden City, WV
USA
Telephone +1 304 3372253
Fax +1 304 3378800
wissmach@frontier.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.09  Antique and coloured glass

Our products

Product category: Antique and coloured glass

Wissmach Art Glass

Three Easy Ways to Find the Wissmach Art Glass You are Looking For

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Product category: Antique and coloured glass

Wissmach Textures

Wissmach glass is available in many textures. In the traditional art glass textures can be custom ordered in any color but it looks best in transparent glass.

For the Kiln Glass it is mostly used in clear and black and is coated by several companies with a metallic like coating known as dichroic glass.

You can also find it at several of our distributors in clear COE 90 and COE 96 . With the help of glass powder or glass enamels we show you how to retain the texture in a fuse firing and add another interesting design element to your art work.

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Product category: Antique and coloured glass

Wissmach Kiln Glass 96

Tested compatible glass for all kiln applications. Wissmach 96 Transparent Glass Colors

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About us

Company details

The Paul Wissmach Glass Company, Inc. is making glass since 1904, in Paden City, West Virginia, USA. We constantly introduce new colors and types of glass to meet the demands of today’s glass artists and designers.

Making glass is a hot business, both literally and figuratively. The factory has 14 brick furnaces that use natural gas to heat the limestone, soda ash and sand to 2,200°F (1,200°C). Different mixtures of ingredients create the distinct Wissmach colors. After heating, workers scoop the molten glass from the furnace and wheel it over to the glass press where a roller presses it into one of the 18 patterns that the company produces. The glass then travels down a 125 foot conveyor through a temperature controlled kiln called a lehr. The purpose of the lehr is to anneal the glass, or slowly and evenly cool it, to give the glass its durability and to prevent shattering or heat related breaking. At the end of the conveyor, workers carefully remove the cooled sheet of glass and cut it to the appropriate size.

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