Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
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Archive for February, 2009

Perfume Bottle Repair

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Glueings, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Perfume Bottle Repair

Perfume With Broken Neck

Perfume With Broken Neck

 

This antique glass perfume bottle had a broken neck .  I cut off the old broken glass neck and polished the bottle . Then I make a new glass neck for the perfume bottle. The antique crystal perfume bottle was as good as new. I make new stoppers and daubers for antique glass perfume bottles but making a neck is a little different.  If they had sent it to me in the first place they would not have broken the neck trying to get the stopper out. It takes patients when removing a stuck stopper.

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Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, Glass Globe, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Before and after  beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

Before and after beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

I was told this is from a  fire engine . Its is made of flashed red glass and has a beveled edge and a number six engraved on it. Flash glass is made by layering two colored glasses together in this case red and clear. I have restored many carriage lamps over the years I wish I had photographed them now. I also make globes for oil lamp like on the railroad.

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crystal repair antique candlestick

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Crystal Candlestick repair, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair antique candlestick

Before and after broken candlestick

Before and after broken candlestick

Broken crystal candlestick needs restoration. This has two broken candle cups caused by letting the candle burn down to low and the heat from the flame breaks the glass.  First  I ground off what was left of the broken candle cups and polished it flat. Then I made two new candle holders and attached them . Antique glass repair is a big part of my buisness.  I like fixing things that other glass shop said can’t be fixed. This customer was told it was irreparable. This was broken not chipped so a shop that can only grind and polish is unable to restore a pressed glass candlestick such as this.

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curved glass panel

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass | 1 Comment »

Antique curio cabinet with bent glass panels .  The broken curved glass side panel had to be replaced. They are usualy tighter radius than the door. If you have a broken door just send the whole door to me and I can  install the glass in the door and then send it back to you.

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Steuben Glass Repair

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | 2 Comments »

Broken neck and ear no problem  .

Steuben Crystal Giraffe

Steuben Crystal Giraffe

Some days I work on animals only  my shop looks like a Zoo

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Depession Glass Repair

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Depession Glass Repair

Depession glass bowl  with two large pieces broken off and some smaller pieces missing  first I glued the broken pieces back in and the ground and polished what was left.  Pressed glass is sentimental because it was not expensive so every one had some. Grama then left it to the kids. I have little red shot glasses with handles that I got from my grama. Had my first shot of whiskey grama gave me at sixteen . It was awfull then and still is. Repairing depression glass or pressed glass is not cost effective but  you have to save it.

Depression Glass Bowl

Depression Glass Bowl

 

Depression Glass Bowl

Depression Glass Bowl

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Vitrolite Glass storefront restoration

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 Posted in vitrolite repair | Comments Off on Vitrolite Glass storefront restoration

Vitrolite Showroom  on Detroit Ave in Cleveland ,Ohio   Storefont  first phase of  repair.  Lavender vitrolite with a glue chip texture had to be recreated  as per original .  Then the art deco boarder and urns.

Vitrolite Showroom Cleveland Ohio

Vitrolite Showroom Cleveland Ohio

More to come as things progress.

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Antique Chandelier Repair Restoration

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Broken Stem, Chandelier Repair | 1 Comment »

One of the services that Bruening Glass Works specializes in is chandelier restoration and repair. Whether you own a antique chandelier or a new one, we can fix it. We’ve repaired chandeliers for clients all over the world.

View the video below to see more of what type of chandelier repair we perform.

Chandelier Back To Glory

Work is moving along on the chandelier. We rewired the chandelier and unlike most chandeliers the wires on this piece when in grooves in the arms not through a hole or tube in the arm.

Antique crystal chandelier

Chandelier Back To Glory

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Crystal Repair Swarovski

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Swarovski

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Snow Flake

Swarovski Crystal came unglued  simple repair to reglue.

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Waterford Crystal Compote

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chipped Glass Repair, clock glass, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Crystal Compote Repaired

Crystal Compote Repaired

A Large Waterford Crystal Compote with a broken stem needed a little tlc . First  to grind and polish the stem were a large chip came out. If it was to big Iwould have to make a filler piece but after grinding it still had a nice shade so I finished the repair. This compote is the first Waterford piece I have  repaired that was glued at the factory. This  is were the stem and the bowl are make and glued together not put together hot.

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