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 Julius Blum & Co. literature has a report by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Asssociates stating that their test results showed that 4' long sections of 1/2" tempered glass in shoe moulding could support concentrated loads of 400 to 800 pounds at 42" from a referenced floor surface.  The hard part is anchoring the shoe assemblies. I imagine their web site shows much the same as their paper catalog.
The site below has information on different applications of shoe mouldings to support glass rails.
Roger Davis
SDS Architects, Inc.

"Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc." <ghodgson(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I'm having a little problem with a glass guard rail for a church
balcony. They don't want a handrail as that would obstruct the line of

Does anybody have any experience designing glass or have any references
they can point me to?


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