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Best way to display glass canteen's?

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    Hi everyone

    Amongst other things I have got into collecting Russian glass canteens. I have 4 colours at the moment and am looking for more but I have become stuck on 1 point, how to display them.

    Anyone have any ideas on the best way or how you display your canteens.

    Cheers guys!

    Regards
    Jason

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    Any pictures of thise "glass canteens"!?
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    Just a quick one. I have a cover for one of them.

    The stands they are on are my helmet stands in progress, was making more over the weekend. I am thinking something lit or at least a light behind them, to bring out the colours

    Jason

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    Thise is used by the French to dry wine bottles and can be found on flea markets.
    Pretty expensive to have send to Australia, but maybe you can copy it!?
    |<ris
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    That's an idea, might be able to develop something from that, thanks Kris

    Anyone else?

    Cheers
    Jason

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    That contraption and maybe with a central light source shining up?

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    That contraption and maybe with a central light source shining up?
    I was thinking summat similar. How about knocking up a rectangular box and cutting 4 oval shaped holes in the top so that the canteens sit at a slight diagonal angle, maybe 45-60 degrees. Buy one of those under unit LED light boxes that have 4 bulbs and stick it underneath the display, plug it in, et voila!

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    Some nice glass there. I quite fancy collecting those myself as I'm partial to good piece of glass. The best way to display glass is definitely with lighting. I display on a glass shelf with back lighting and even clear glass will look stunning. When it gets dark I'll post a pic.

    Mark.

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    Here is a simple way to display plain coloured glass to good effect using a simple tube strip lighting which is facing against the wall. You will probably find some good stands for your flasks in a craft shop. Ask for plate and china display stands.

    Mark.
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