Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

There is a unifying quality within mirrors. Everyone has them in their home. Everyone uses them, everyday. But at the same time, mirrors contain a unique, personal touch. Never once will someone look in a mirror and see anyone other than themselves. Mirrors provide the only way for a person to see his or her self.

Now a tad of a history lesson. Humans’ fascination with reflections began way before we understood mirrors with pools of still water. Then, people began polishing obsidian stones until they saw their reflections. Some of these mirrors date back to 6000 BC. Many, many years passed before the modernized mirrors immediate predecessor was created in 1835 by German chemist Justus von Liebig.

Since the invention of modern mirrors, their integration in our society has grown to unbelievable lengths. With arms stretching from decorative to practical, mirrors influence most aspects of daily life. Dentist use them to examine our teeth. Drivers use them to check their rear view. Everyone uses them for personal grooming. They are used in telescopes, lasers, and cameras.  Microscopic mirrors are core elements in high definition television. They are vital to the green initiative through their use in solar power.

Mirrors have penetrated even the most creative aspect of our lives. They are central to many great European paintings, like Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Pablo Picasso’s Girl before a Mirror. Obviously, most importantly, they experienced particular fame in Justin Timberlake’s song Mirrors. Then there is always disco balls, kaleidoscopes, magical illusions; mirrors are essential in all.

So the most important question now is: Who do you trust to provide you with such an essential object?

Bowling Green Glass Company. Obviously.

We have been entrusted by many customers with the important responsibility of providing the crucial “looking glass” and we look forward to doing the same for you.


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