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Offline Derek

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2013, 04:34:37 PM »
Hi Sue

Yes that sounds like Vitrolite - but it also came in tiles.
Google Vitrolite and click on Images for Vitrolite - there
are loads of examples

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2013, 04:42:55 PM »
That's the (vile) stuff!
Perhaps I'm too old to appreciate it. It just conjures up the smell of Vim and mouldering grey floor cloths competing with "aroma of male urinal" to me.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2013, 04:45:14 PM »
I remember Vim well and the big bars of carbolic soap !

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 05:12:48 PM »
Carbolic soap "burnt reddy umber with white streaks" would have ben a far nicer shade for the vitriolite...
Green vitriolite goes hand-in-hand with Izal water-repellent toilet paper - (which at least did make for good tracing paper, if useless for the function intended) and for cracking the ice in the loo bowl in the mornings and scraping the delightful drawings of Jack-Frost from the window panes   ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 06:49:58 PM »
Vitrolite was manufactured in the UK by Pilkington Glass between 1908 and 1935. It was used extensively in kitchens and bathrooms, due to the fact it was glass and it did not harbour bacteria unlike marble.
The image is of my bathroom (ongoing renovation) with some black vitrolite that I reclaimed from an old house I was working on.
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2013, 07:03:51 PM »
The black stuff is grand, Gary!
Why didn't Vasart get hold of some of that - it would have set the other colours off  well!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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