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Custom Beveled Glass Lens for antique clock

Custom Beveled Glass Lens for antique clock

January 12th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks

A  clock shop sent me the front and back bezels from an antique clock.  They needed the beveled glass replaced. I used vintage glass.  It is very important to use antique glass when restoring a clock.  Using new glass will greatly effect the value of an antique clock.

bezel from an antique clock

 

 

Checking the bezel for size and roundness

 

The bezels look round but very rarely are .  I have  and use old glass from the period the clock was made. The equipment I use to bevel the glass is all so period.  Most of my machines I use are as old if not older than the the clocks.   The machines are run by leather belts and use lead babit bearings.  The beveling and polishing equipment  are power by electric motors not steam engines as originally.

 

Replacement Clock Glass

Note the small pitts in the glass .

 

Antique beveled glass for clock

 

Beveled glass for the back of clock

The beveled glass lenses  are made to very tight tolerances and are install in the bezel .  They are not glued in.

 

 

 

 

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