Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
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Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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antique glass cruet repair

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass cruet repair

One from a set of the crystal cruets got damaged . It had a broken neck and missing stopper. The repair process required making a new neck. I cut off the broken neck and made a new piece. The small decanter /cruet/ bottle was broken and the pieces were gone for years. When repairing antique glass it requires a little imagination. The best way to repair antique  crystal is to just get started and made something you will learn from your mistakes . I made a  lot of garbage over the years.  

 

old cruet new top

old cruet new top

Saved from the scrap pile. Antique glass sets are very valuable and with the silver tray very rare. To  restore this set I did a little glass blowing, a little stone engraving ( wheel work) , a little hand lapping to fit the stopper,and a little gluing.

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Crystal decanter repair broken neck

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal decanter repair broken neck

This is very old cut glass decanter with a broken neck. Its been in the family a long time and had to be repaired . With a diamond saw  I cut the broken neck off the antique cut crystal decanter.  I make a piece of crystal the same shape I cut off. It needed to be a little smaller so I could grind the stopper to fit.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck  and missing pc.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck and missing pc.

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

crystal decanter repaired

crystal decanter repaired

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antique glass bottle repair

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass bottle repair

The antique glass bottle had a broken stopper and the pieces were missing. I have some old black glass call vitolite and I used it to make a new stopper top.

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

 I cut off the top of  the broken glass stopper. I used a 1 1/2″ diamond  core drill and a hole in the black glass .  Inside the dill was a 1 3/8 core I used to make the new top for the stopper.

new top on stopper

new top on stopper

 

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

I think the bottles belongs to a witch and she has one that says eye of nuet also.

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Crystal pendent restoration

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal pendent restoration

chipped and broken glass pendent

chipped and broken glass pendent

A  beautifull crystal pendent was dropped and broken. I was able to repair the glass .   This piece was shipped from NY.

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glass clown repair

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on glass clown repair

A Venitian Glass Clown with one broken hand and one missing hand was sent from Dallas   Texas for repair.  First I cut off the small pieces left from the hand and ground it smooth. Then I made a new glass hand .  It looks like a micky mouse hand.  Its a white glove with only four fingers. They have been making glass clowns in Venice Italy for at least eighty years. I have made  Bo Ties , Balloons, Hats, Shoes, and every thing else for repairing them.

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

This is the new hand I made.

New glass hand for clown

New glass hand for clown

Glass restoration complete, back on the shelf  so the grand kids don”t get to it.

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

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Crystal sail sculpture repair

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal sail sculpture repair

This crystal sculpture was broken off its base and a large chip was missing. By reshaping the base and the glass sail this piece is as good as new.  Many steps are involved in this type of restoration. 
broken glass sculpture

broken glass sculpture

Crystal sail
Crystal sail

Large glass sculpture repair is made easy by my large milling machines. In the window  with the ocean as a back drop is were this belongs. Another piece is save from the trash.

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crystal horse repair

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal horse repair

crystal horse repair

crystal horse repair

Blowen glass horse with broken leg in for repair.

crystal horse repaired

crystal horse repaired

This is a borosilicate glass and can be reheated or fused with heat. Reheated  very  carefully  with a torch.

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antique venitian glass clown repair

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on antique venitian glass clown repair

The broken antique glass clown was ship to me for repair. The restoration included removing the old glue that had yellowed.  The new repair will not yellow or come apart.

broken venitian glass clown

broken venitian glass clown

 

Antique Glass clown repaired

Antique Glass clown repaired

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repair broken glass bowl

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on repair broken glass bowl

broken glass bowl

broken glass bowl

Large blue glass bowl after repair

Large blue glass bowl after repair

Never use hot water when washing glass or this will happen to you.

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antique glass repair stem

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem | 1 Comment »

Antique ruby wine glass with a broken stem came in for repair.  It was a clean break and a simple restoration. This antique wine glass after repair will go back in the china case untill Thankgiving. The set is complete again.

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

 

antique wine glass after repair

antique wine glass after repair

Set the table this antique wine glass has been repaired and is ready to go to work.

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