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Archive for March, 2011

Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Glass elephant  figurine made out of pink rock glass.  It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.

glass elephant broken trunk

 

 

 

Glass elephant after restoration

 

Sent to us from  Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .

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Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

The antique  glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost.  I made a new fin and attached it.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Fish Repair

The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.

 

Steuben Crystal Restoration

I made the replacement crystal fin.

 

 

Antique Glass Fish Steuben Crystal

 

I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.

 

 

Steuben Glass Fish Restoration

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Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Sent from New York, New York for restoration the Waterford Crystal wine glass had a broken stem . It was cracked in two places were the stem meets the foot and were the stem meets the bowl.

 

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

 

 

Crystal wine glass after repair

Some were in New York city a couple is having a glass of wine with dinner and remembering when they went to Ireland  in the 80’s  .  They bought a set of Waterford Crystal Wine glasses after the factory tour.

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Antique glass clock jar repair

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique glass clock jar repair

Replacement glass  for an antique clock . We made for antique clock a cut glass jar that holds mercury .  The cut  crystal  jar is eight sided and is two inches  by three and a half inches by nine inches .  When install in its metal frame it becomes the pendulum for an antique grandfather clock .

 

cut glass jar for antique clock

 

We make beveled glass from our stock of old glass having the  right type of glass is very important.

 

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Antique clock glass repair beveled glass in bezel

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique clock glass repair beveled glass in bezel

The antique  clock sat on  the mantel since the beginning of time . One of the kids went to wind the clock and broke the glass .   I save old glass for clocks like this.  New glass is a different color green and is very flat.  The antique glass has a yellow hue and a distorted finish.  Sometimes the antique glass  has bubbles and blisters .  This is important when it comes to the value of the clock.  An antique  clock with new glass doesn’t retain its resale price.

 

antique beveled glass clock bezel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have antique beveling machines that run on leather belts.  The same type used to make this antique beveled glass lens originally.  The fitting of the antique replacement beveled glass in the bezel  is very tricky.  The tolerances are with in thousands of an inch.  I make replacement beveled  clock glass for clock shops all over the the country  most of them in New York and LA.

 

 

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Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Grandmas antique glass cake plate was broken during washing.  Hot water was the problem it happens over and over again.  I seen it many times.  The good part about heat cracks is they are very clean breaks. The pieces fit back together and there are no small chips.  This  antique glass plate looked great after the repair.

 

 

Antique Pressed Glass Cake Plate

 

Pressed glass cake plate repaired

 

 

Repair pressed glass cake plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl

The bowl had a lot of scratches on the bottom and the bird had chips on its beak and tail .    I reshaped the head and beak .  Then matched the very fine etched finish.  The bottom with all the scratches and ware marks was hard to polish with out removing the signature.

 

LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl a

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique glass repair broken crystal plate

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass repair broken crystal plate

The pieces from  the antique glass plate were shipped to me from Boston Mass. I was able to repair the broken antique  glass plate.  There were several small chips along the cracked edges of the plate.  After putting it back together I polished  out the small chips.

 

 

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Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Broken crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces.  I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.

 

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If you break a wine or water glass you should save the pieces because hey can be used to repair other glasses.

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Crystal Ice Bucket Repair Waterford Glass

Monday, March 14th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Ice Bucket Repair Waterford Glass

The broken Waterford crystal ice bucket was sent to me from Atlanta,  Georgia .  What happened was common   after the party they poured out the ice and then wash it in hot water.  Waterford crystal  can not take the thermal shock.

 

Waterford crystal repair broken ice bucket

 

Waterford Ice Bucket after repair

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