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    On one of the many afternoons we spent in EPCOT's UK, I noticed the windows above the Rose & Crown looked like this...



    Does anyone know why the window panes look like this?




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    What do you mean by "like this"

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    The "ripple" in the window pane...




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    You did say "ripple" right?

    They are used to distort vision looking through them.

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    We do not have windows like that here.







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    They are called Crown glass apparantly but I have always called them bottle windows. You find that glass quite a lot in old houses here.

    We used to have a front door with one square of that type of glass in it, lets light in but as Dawn said it distorts peoples view through it.






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    Is it common?

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    I don't know if it's common, but WDW uses it at the Rose and Crown to replicate the window panes that were in use years and years ago.

    We do have heavy, wavy windows here in very old homes that have been preserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 123232
    Is it common?
    You seldom [if ever] see that type of glazing used nowadays.
    It was used quite a lot in times gone by though eg the windows in the Old Curiosity Shop by Dickens.




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    Interesting! Thanks!

    I guess my question is...wouldn't they just look through another pane if they wanted to be nosy?




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