Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
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Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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Archive for October, 2011

crystal repair perfume bottle silver liner

Monday, October 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair perfume bottle silver liner

She broke the crystal perfume  bottle but saved the sterling silver overlay and stopper.  I made a new bottle and fit the old stopper to it.

sterling silver over lay and stopper

 

replacement glass perfume bottle

I made a mold to blow the glass into so the new bottle would fit the old sterling silver liner.  I made the hole in the new bottle small so I could grind the old stopper to fit.

 

Replacement glass perfume bottle and stopper with new dauber

 

 

Replacement crystal bottle and silver liner

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair Broken Top

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair Broken Top

The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles .  They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks.   I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

 

 

New Candle cup

 

 

Broken candlestick less the top

 

 

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Antique bent glass light repair

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Antique bent glass light repair

Sent to me  from Louisiana the old light fixture was hung in the hallway and fell  victim to the painters ladder.   The broken glass was very thin and a compound bend that makes it hard to duplicate.

 

 

 

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Antique Carriage Clock Beveled Glass Replacement

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, clock glass | Comments Off on Antique Carriage Clock Beveled Glass Replacement

I have made “new “old glass for hundreds of carriage clocks.  The bevels are small and come to a very sharp point on the edges .  They need to be  thin on the edge because the grove in the brass were the glass fits is very small.  I use old glass when I make replacement panels for antique clocks.  You can tell the old glass by the wavy surface and seeds (small bubbles in the glass). This glass is 100 years plus in age .  I have a stock of old ( antique )  glass I use for clocks. It helps preserve the value of the clock.

 

 

 

wavy old glass

This glass is very old and perfect for making replacement beveled glass panels for antique carriage clocks and regulators.

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Art Deco Light Repair Glass Slip Shade

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe | 1 Comment »

Two slip shades were broken during a remodeling project .   One shade was broken into about  ten pieces and one was broken into hundreds of pieces . I repaired  one shade  and reproduced one shade  .  Using a good shade as a form I cast a mold to make a new glass deco shade.

new Art Deco Slip Shade

original  shade

 

Replacement shade

 

casting mold

 

mold

High temperature plaster and silica mold for make new glass shade.

 

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Broken Antique Glass Candlestick Repair

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Broken Antique Glass Candlestick Repair

A every common event after dinner is to hear a little ping sound .  Yes you forgot to put out the candles and they burnt down and broke the top of your antique crystal candlesticks .  I used a pair of bobeches to recreate new tops.   Crystal repair requires a little out of the box thinking.

Cystal candlestick with broken top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slag Glass Lamp Repair Bent Panel

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Slag Glass Lamp Repair Bent Panel

Making bent glass replacement panels for antique slag lamps is just a small part of what we do.

 

slag lamp panel

 

bent glass lamp repair

 

We bend  opalescent flat glass  over a form in the kiln to make replacement panels.   Most of the bent glass shades were made out of Wissmach or Kokomo Glass.

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Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

Friday, October 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

Repairing broken crystal parts for chandeliers is cost effective .  This antique crystal part from a chandelier was broken and a replacement was not available .  I made a new top piece to replace the broken part and used the bottom part that was still good.

 

Cut off damaged part and make new replacement piece.

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration.  It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture.  Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.

Carnival Glass Bowl

 

 

Repaired Carnival Glass Bowl

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Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

Monday, October 10th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | Comments Off on Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

Stains inside the bottle needed to be polished out.   The “sick glass ” devalues the antique cut crystal bottle.

 

 

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