Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

Crystal Repair and Antique Glass Repair – Bruening Glass Works

Bruening glass works has been repairing crystal pieces and antique glass repair for over 100 years. Our artisans can carefully and precisely restore your damaged glass works.

We are widely renowned both nationally and internationally as experts in the field of crystal and glass repair.

We are endorsed by Waterford and Orrefors Crystal

Looking for someone to help repair your Crystal piece? Bruening Glass Works is exclusively recommended by Waterford Crystal and Orrefors Crystal to do their crystal repair.  Swarovski Crystal repair is one of our specialties.  We have also done a number of repairs for other brands as well. See the countless number of pieces we have restored in our repair gallery.  Additionally, one of our specialties is chandelier repair.

Recent posts

Antique Bent Glass Lamp Repair

June 16th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Glass Globe

Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade.   It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.

 

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broken antique glass shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces.   The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.

Broken antique slag lamp

Broken antique slag lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

antique slag lamp repair

antique slag lamp repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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antique glass lamp restoration

antique glass lamp restoration

 

 

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beveled glass lens antique gauge barometer

June 10th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, antique gauge glass, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled glass lens, clock glass

The beveled glass lens in the antique barometer was cracked.  The tolerances are very tight fitting the glass in the brass bezel. The glass is friction fit .  It is not glued in .

 

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antique beveled glass lens

antique beveled glass lens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brass bezel with glass

brass bezel with glass

 

 

 

 

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crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

June 8th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair

The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large  chip .  The solution was to reshape the base .

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broken glass lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grind and polish glass chip.

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Victorian Antique Cut Glass Window for century home

June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Etched Glass

The windows have been broken for years .  You can’t go to the corner hardware store to get replacement glass for your century home. Old glass is not sand blasted.  It was frosted by hand  using an abrasive and rubbing it on the glass

cut glass design

cut glass design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cut glass design  on vintage glass

cut glass design on vintage glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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cut glass window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Victorian home was being restored and two of the window by the front door were broken .   I used  old  glass that has a wavy surface , some pits and small bubbles.   The glass lath  I used to cut the design is older than the windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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antique crystal chandelier restoration cut glass globe/ shade

June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe

During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged .  Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks .  Then comes the cutting of the design .  The hard part is  matching the profile of each cutting stone .

 

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Replacement crystal  globe/ shade  before cutting design.

 

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cut in design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.

 

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Cutting  the scallop top

 

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cut deign before polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final step polishing

final step polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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replacement cut glass globe

replacement cut glass globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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