Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies
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LEAD Came

LEAD Came Lead came is the soft metal in between all those pretty pieces of glass in a church window. Smaller windows, panels and suncatchers usually use copper foil instead, but for larger panels and windows, lead came is the preferred method of construction.

This is our very own lead came, made to our specifications. The lead is chemically pure, in that it contains no recycled lead. It is 99% pure lead, the balance being a precise mix of antimony and tin for added strength. There are also trace amounts of bismuth, copper and other stuff. Contact us if you want to know more, we'd be happy to tell you.

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General usage of the different shapes of lead came, what to order, how we pack our lead came, and more.
5/64" Round U Lead Came (#8515) 5/64" Round U Lead Came (#8515)
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Thin border came, ideal for suncatchers.
5/64" Round U Lead Came (#59) 5/64" Round U Lead Came (#59)
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Thin border came, ideal for suncatchers.
11/64" Round C Lead Came (#8518) 11/64" Round C Lead Came (#8518)
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This lead could also be called Round U Lead Came, but we call it Round C to emphasize its round bottom (which normally one might not want to emphasize).
1/8" High Heart U Lead Came (#8530) 1/8" High Heart U Lead Came (#8530)
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For thicker glass, agates, and the like.
3/8" Flat H Lead Came (#26) 3/8" Flat H Lead Came (#26)
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Could also be called 23/64" Flat H Lead Came, because it's actually just a tiny bit smaller than 3/8".
1/2" Flat H Lead Came (#25) 1/2" Flat H Lead Came (#25)
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Could also be called 31/64" Flat H Lead Came, because it's actually just a tiny bit smaller than 1/2".
9/64" Round H Lead Came (#8516) 9/64" Round H Lead Came (#8516)
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The high curved face resembles a very clean solder bead on copper foil. Ideal for small panels.
1/4" Round H Lead Came (#30) 1/4" Round H Lead Came (#30)
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Could also be called 15/64" Round H, because it is just a bit smaller than 1/4".

Lead came sample set

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Retail price:$15.96/each


Consists of 1 6-inch length of each of the approximately 20 lead came profiles we carry.
In stock: Made to order