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  • Glass Pressing | Gillinder Glass

    GLASS PRESSING Gillinder Glass has been a world leader in the manufacture of technical pressed and molded glass for more than one hundred and sixty years. We have the capability to press and mold components as small as <1" in diameter. Our molded glass manufacturing process allows us to efficiently manufacture a multitude of glass shapes with complex designs and prismatic patterns with run sizes ranging from 50 pieces to 120,000 pieces annually. ​ Gillinder Glass utilizes a range of manual and automated glass molding production processes that allow us precise control to match almost any dimensional and technical specification that will be applicable to a certain component. ​ Molded glass components we currently manufacture are trusted in almost any conceivable application, ranging from wingtips of fighter jets and harsh and hazardous location fixtures on all seven continents (think offshore oil rigs and airfields), to underwater and marine lighting fixtures, food storage and prominent art installations. ​ Today, we utilize multiple furnaces for rapid turnaround on part runs and color composition melts. This allows us to reduce lead times and manufacture in smaller runs when required.

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  • Refractor Catalog | Gillinder Glass

    OPEN STOCK REFRACTORS Type II: distribution is well suited for expanded walkways, entrance roadway lighting, and other applications. Having a lateral width of 18-29° means this type is meant for lighting larger areas. Type III: well suited for roadway, parking, and other spaces where a larger area of light is required, as the light distribution gives more coverage further from the point source outward. Type III distribution provides a wide, round pattern and yields on even light disbursement since the light projects outwards. Type V: distribution is intended for mounting, at or near, the center of roadways, the center islands of parkways, or on intersection. Type V pushes light in all directions from the center, providing the most even pattern, equally across all angels, in either a circular or square pattern.

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  • The History of Gillinder Glass- Two Centuries in the Making

    The year 2023 marks two centuries since the birth of Gillinder Glass’ founder, William Thynne Gillinder. The new year also marks Gillinder’s hundredth year of being incorporated under the name Gillinder Brothers Inc.. In honor of these anniversaries, Gillinder has dug through its physical and digital archives to present the story of Gillinder's first one hundred years. Gillinder History: The First Century is a look of William Gillinder’s journey and the early days of Gillinder Glass. The story explains, Gillinder Glass’ inception was in 1861 when “William Gillinder would purchase the Samuel’s Bottle Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and create Philadelphia Flint Glass Works, which would begin the over 160-year history of Gillinder Glass.” Collectors and historians have found many trade names for Gillinder, which have included: William T. Gillinder Glass Factory, Franklin Flint Glass Works, Gillinder & Bennett, Gillinder & Sons, and Gillinder Brothers. Gillinder Brothers was established in 1912 and incorporated in 1923 and has primarily operated out of Port Jervis, New York ever since. Dozens of recently digitized photos can be found on the Photo Gallery Page. View full story HERE. Please submit questions, comments, or additional historical information via email to: Jackie Conklin at: Press Contact: Jackie Conklin- Marketing Specialist: For other inquiries, please call us at 845-856-5375 or email

  • Vapor Proof Globes

    Gillinder Glass produces a broad variety of glass products manufactured to the most rigid specifications to meet the tough demands of industrial work environment and harsh and hazardous conditions. Depending on the use, hazardous conditions may require glass to be abrasion resistant, thermal shock resistant, liquid resistant, impact resistant, vapor or dust resistant, or explosion resistance to avoid shattering from an internal explosion, particularly important in environments with combustible fumes. Vapor proof glass resists the influx of vapors and gas particles and is generally also liquid resistant. Gillinder Glass is a key supplier in the harsh and hazardous industries with products intended for environments needing vapor tight globes and fixtures with a corrosion and vapor proof aluminum cage. There are several types of vapor proof and waterproof ratings, including IP65, IP66, and IP67, which measure a products water resistance. An IP rating is composed of two numbers. The first number describing the products intrusion protection, or how much it withstands particles entering, which is based on a 0-6 scale. The second number measures the resistance to liquid on a 0-9 scale. These vapor proof globes also offer intrusion protection which is calculated using a system to rate safeguard against dust, particles, or solid objects of certain sizes. These are to ensure any ingress will not damage or impede the performance of internal components with full protection against dust and other particulates, including a vacuum seal, tested against continuous airflow. Gillinder Glass’ clear or colored tempered vapor proof glass is often used for ceiling, pendant, or wall mounted fixtures. A tempered soda-lime glass is generally used and can be produced with multiple finishes in a variety of colors. These “jelly jar” globes are also offered on and include the following open stock options: Gillinder can also manufacture custom sizes, colors, and finishes, such as white enamel (inside), sandblasting, plastic coating, smooth, and inside ribs. Common colors include: amber, aviation blue, opolo, red C, rs green, and traffic green. The chromaticity specifications, measured with CIE A, are as follows: Gillinder’s in-house engineering team precisely test vapor proof glass to confirm chromaticity requirements as well as performing impact and thermal shock resistance tests when needed. As these globes are often used for harsh outdoor locations waterproof requirements also may apply. --- Press Contact: Jackie Conklin- Marketing Specialist: For other inquiries, please call us at 845-856-5375 or email References: “The Comprehensive Guide to IP Ratings.” The Comprehensive Guide To IP Ratings | RS Components,

  • See You at LightFair 2022

    Join Gillinder Glass at the 2022 LightFair Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is being held at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, one of the largest event facilities in the world. The recently renovated Las Vegas Convention Center now features an underground transportation system, the LVCC Loop, making traveling around the vast convention center more efficient. The Las Vegas Monorail travels the Vegas strip in about fifteen minutes. You can purchase tickets here. Annually held, LightFair is the largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Discover the latest lighting design products and solutions for future projects. With 46 sessions, the 2022 LightFair Conference will feature five learning tracks, offering a total of 132 CEU credits. Art and Inspiration- explores sources of inspiration that inform design and technology development Design Guidance and Tools- covers the latest energy and building code changes, new design metrics, design and measurement tools, controls and more Evidence-Based Design- focuses on end-user data and techniques used to achieve specific design goal Experiencing Light- explores the influence of light on the human experience and natural ecosystems Technology- explores the newest design tools and software, lighting controls, IoT lighting, 3D print technology and more Gillinder will demonstrate a variety of glass products from industries it supplies to including industrial, architecture, landscape, marine, and custom products. Industrial products that will be on display include sight glass, vapor proof glass, and globes, Architecture products will include Fresnel lenses and refractors for wallpacks. Commercial and residential landscape products including globes, domes, and covers used for pool, spa, walkway, and spot/flood lighting will also be on display. Gillinder Glass will also be presenting new manufacturing capabilities including the addition of a new CNC milling machine to their mold shop. To assist in production efficiencies and meeting customer demand and expectations, Gillinder is advancing its technology with implementing automated equipment in current production processes. Gillinder welcomes its partners Stumpe Glas and IQS NANOPTIQS to LightFair this year with expansion into new product categories. You can visit Gillinder Glass at booth 1616 and find out about the nearly 300 exhibitors here. CONFERENCE DATES: Sunday Jun 19- Thursday Jun 23 TRADE SHOW DATES: Tuesday Jun 21- Thursday Jun 23 --- Press Contact: Jackie Conklin- Marketing Specialist: For other inquiries, please call us at 845-856-5375 or email at

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