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Treat people like mirrors and
see how you reflect in their eyes

A friendly eye makes a great mirror.

History and Mystery

The first mirror was probably a pool of water. The Romans used highly polished metals like silver and bronze to see their reflections, but the first glass mirrors only became available in the Middle Ages. Technology was limited, and mirrors were small, cloudy and expensive.

Mirrors feature in many classic stories, from Snow White to Dracula (who had no reflection). We’ve sent mirrors into space - and few of us can walk past one. If you’ve ever done your make-up in your rear-view mirror while stuck in traffic, then you know that mirrors are both practical and add beauty.

Many people believe that mirrors flip their reflection, but it’s not actually true. When you look into a mirror, what you see is the left-hand side of your face on the left of the mirror, and the right-hand side on the right, giving the illusion that your reflection is reversed.

To see yourself as others see you, place two mirrors at right angles to each other. At the join in this “true mirror”, you’ll see a 3D reflection of yourself exactly as others see you. As the saying goes, objects in the mirror may appear cuter than they are!

Modern mirrors have only existed since 1835, and now mirrors are everywhere. For a high-quality, stylish mirror, there’s only one place to look. Talk to Redman Mirror Studio about your mirror requirements, whether residential or commercial, and we’ll soon see the way to a solution.

Amazing Glazing - Mirror Facts

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Reflection perfection

In space, no-one can hear you crack.

The primary mirror in the Hubble Space Telescope is 2.4m across and weighs 828kg. It was ground to a perfect curve with a margin of error of 0.00003mm

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Self-recognition.

Humans are not alone when it comes to mirrors.

From the age of two, babies can recognise their own reflection in a mirror. Dolphins, chimpanzees and even magpies have been shown to have this ability, too.

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The Mirror has landed

Smile when you look up!

The Apollo astronauts left a special mirror on the moon which reflects laser beams fired from Earth, to measure the distance to the moon to within 3cm.