Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies
825 Market St., Rockland MA 02370
Phone: 781-871-1790  Toll-free: 800-262-1790
Stained glass supplies, art and architectural glass, and so much more.
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Stained glass supplies, art and architectural glass, and much more.

Gift Basket 2023

The Holidays Are Coming! The Holidays Are Coming!

Looking for the perfect gift for the glass enthusiast in your life? Just need one more thing to round out their christmas grab bag? Each week, we'll be sharing selections on the front page of products any enthusiast would be happy to see in their hands this season!

Item no: 6815
Retail price: $95.60 /each
3 or more $86.04 (10% discount)
6 or more $76.48 (20% discount)
In stock:  13  (units: each)
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For Tiffany and art glass work Turnable pressure bar Perfect, splinter-free breaking of inner curves and narrow strips of glass Pressure bar and plate available as spare parts Glass thickness up to 13/64 in (5 mm)

Inland ScoreOne Glass Cutter
Inland ScoreOne Glass Cutter
Item no: 7001
Inland/Reentel International item: 50050
Retail price: $70.39 /each
In stock:  16  (units: each)
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This awesome hand-operated tool relieves the strain on fingers and hand and allows you to sit at a table while working.

Inland WizCG Grinder
Inland WizCG Grinder
Item no: 7082
Inland/Reentel International item: 20030
Retail price: $206.32 /each
In stock:  9  (units: each)
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Has all the features of the Wizling, with a more powerful motor and more accessories. SPECIFICATIONS: 1/11 H.P. fan cooled motor running at 3550 RPM, 5/16" shaft, 6' cord. Standard equipment includes: (1) open-grid work surface,(1) 3/4" diamond bit, (1) 1/4" diamond grinding drill bit, (1) 3/4" standard bit-sert, (2) sponges, (1) splash guard.

Welcome to Whittemore-Durgin!

Do you want to learn how to do stained glass? We're here to help you get started. You see, we know stained glass supplies. We've been selling the stuff since 1965.

Remember the old hardware store, back when you were a kid? Where you knew you could get just about anything -- even if you didn't know exactly what you needed? And remember the folks behind the counter who would help you figure it all out? Well, that's us. Except it's stained glass supplies. Our store is chock full of everything you need to create stained glass works of art -- colored and clear glass, tools, solder, foil, lead, flux, patina, and more -- and our experienced staff will take the time to help you figure it all out.

A brief history of Whittemore-Durgin

By Kathleen Hepburn

Whittemore-Durgin began in 1926 in Quincy, Mass., as a plate glass company. The company also produced stained and leaded glass windows. Irving McClair was the craftsman when my parents bought the company in the late 1950s from Chester Durgin (Ira Whittemore having passed away by then), and Mr. McClair was quite well known for his talent and artistry.

Irving McClair at his work table.

One day in 1965, a student from Massachusetts College of Art requested some pieces of glass for an art project. Dad immediately packaged up some glass from Mr. McClair's scrap glass bucket that had been destined for the trash bin, sold it to the student as "stained glass remnants" -- and the rest, as they say, is history.

Mom and Dad placed a one-inch ad in Yankee Magazine, and enlisted my siblings, my cousins, and several of their friends (and eventually even me, as a small child) to wrap glass in newspaper, coil up lead and solder, add some instructions, and package it all up as the Stained Glass Starter Kit. Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies was born! More ads were placed, and requests for supplies came in from far and wide. To this day you can see the envelopes on display in our front foyer from all over the world.

Because these supplies had only been available to professional stained glass craftspeople, the pent-up demand caused Whittemore-Durgin to grow very quickly. The business spilled over into the basement of our house, then to a small building in Hanover. In 1971 we moved to our current 13,000 square foot location in Rockland.

Since that fateful day in 1965, hundreds of thousands of stained glass hobbyists, from the beginner to the master craftsman, have bought their stained glass and supplies from Whittemore-Durgin, many of them returning year after year. Nearly every day we get a phone call, e-mail, or visit in our store in Rockland from someone who says, "I got my start back in the 70's with Whittemore-Durgin," or, "I used to buy stained glass from you 30 years ago. I'm so glad to know you're still here!"

Kathy, co-owner of Whittemore-Durgin Glass Co. Kevin, co-owner of Whittemore-Durgin Glass Co.

With such a history, and a large inventory, you might think we're a huge company but we're not, really. If you call us, you'll most likely talk to Brenda or Ian. There's a chance that Kathy or Kevin, who own the company -- that's them, on the right -- will pick up the phone  Your order will be carefully packed by Brenda or Ian, most likely. The task of cutting the glass is done mostly by Bill. We have a small set of trusted stained glass artists who do repairs for us. And Mr. Early A. Consternation, Manager of Externals, still responds to your kind letters from time to time.

Our store in Rockland hasn't changed much since 1971. It's much like an old-fashioned hardware store, where you ask the person at the front counter for an obscure item -- a style of glass, or a certain tool, or a pattern or book -- and more often than not, we have it. We hope you'll drop by if you're ever in the neighborhood and say, "Hello", and take a step back in time.

Thanks for reading, and...

Thank you for your business!