Mirror as simple water bowls in the stone age to modern glass mirrors embellishment of the own appearance by jewelry or body painting was always a need of the people. Like archaeological finds prove there is not a new phenomenon as one might like to think, but, even in the stone age already people jewelry used to enhance her own appearance”. Goes hand in hand with this need to consider also themselves, to gain knowledge of the own appearance and its beauty. Of course there was in the stone age to meet yet no correct levels by this request, but people could see in the still waters of your own. So were shells which have been filled with water, arguably the first manufactured items could be described as a mirror. The first metal mirrors were then in the bronze age. They were simple bronze plates, which were polished until its surface was completely smooth, so that she could take back a mirror image.
They were then usually with a handle connected to the simpler use. So, the first proper mirrors were hand mirror. The technique of mirror making and generally not heavily changed until around the second century after Christ. Only the other metals have been used, or the mirror were decorated on the back with any images or scenes. Also the folding mirror originated in ancient Rome. The first finds of glass mirrors go back to the second century after Christ.
Usually, a thin tin foil was used here as a reflective surface behind the glass. In the Middle Ages was a new technique, in which metal alloys in blown glass balls was admitted. So could cool the ball randomly in several pieces of convex mirror part. A new technology for the manufacture of the mirror was founded in the early modern period, and these consisted of connecting tin foil to mercury and glass. The Tin Tin amalgam was along with the mercury. So you could produce straight, smooth and not convex mirror. In the 19th century it then went to silver as the reflective material over, because the amalgam due to its toxicity was banned. Nowadays, aluminium is used, which either through evaporate or applied as a foil under vacuum onto the surface of the glass. So we can enjoy today with large mirrors in our bathrooms, to look at our image. Also the mirror became a subject of which radiates a kind of refinement and luxury, although today really as good as everyone has multiple mirror. You get level offered today in many different versions. For example as a normal mirror in the bathroom, as a large wall mirror, folding mirrors, ordinary hand mirror or but as a mirror which on pieces of furniture are installed. Especially for example the mirror close to the closet, put on the clothes right after to see how it looks. Another piece of furniture with mirror is the bathroom mirror cabinet. If you want to know more about the latter, and are interested in buying mirror cabinet, visit our bathroom mirror dispensing it.