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Short Guide, Scottish traditional shopfronts, published, on 18 April 2017 by Historic Environment Scotland, defines vitrolite as: ‘A type of rolled opal structural glass popular in the 1930s as a facing for buildings, and particularly shopfronts, to give a sleek, shiny finish. Found in many different colours including black, cream, yellow and pink. Originally made by Pilkingtons but no longer manufactured and no similar product is available.’
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