Manchester Town Hall


Acid embossed or etched panels feature both internally and externally in the windows and doors of the Town Hall.   Various panels have been re-created using original techniques and the acid tones of white and bright.

Rubbings and drawings are taken of the original panels before the design is then cut out of lead foil.  This is then stuck to the glass to mask the areas that are not going to be affected.  The relevant acid tone is then applied to the exposed areas and left “under acid” whilst it is taking affect. The longer the acid is left, the deeper it will burn into the glass.

We then produced matching profile beading to the original and glazed the panels on linseed oil putty.