The modern mirror was invented in 1835 by German chemist Justus von Liebig. However, people have been using various polished stones and metals as mirrors for at least 8,000 years. More » History Inventions

Manufacturers make mirrors by coating a thin layer of metal onto glass. Once the coating dries, the manufacturer places a protective coating over it to prevent scratches or the wearing away of the coating. On most househ... More » Home & Garden Decor Interior Decorating

To clean a mirror, wipe it with a soft rag dampened with a solution of warm water, distilled white vinegar and organic dish soap. Use two parts warm water, one part distilled white vinegar, one drop organic dish soap, a ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning
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