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Antique Bent Glass Lamp Repair

Monday, June 16th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Glass Globe | No Comments »

Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade.   It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.

 

broken antique glass shade

broken antique glass shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces.   The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.

Broken antique slag lamp

Broken antique slag lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

antique slag lamp repair

antique slag lamp repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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antique glass lamp restoration

antique glass lamp restoration

 

 

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crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | No Comments »

The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large  chip .  The solution was to reshape the base .

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broken glass lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grind and polish glass chip.

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antique crystal chandelier restoration cut glass globe/ shade

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged .  Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks .  Then comes the cutting of the design .  The hard part is  matching the profile of each cutting stone .

 

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Replacement crystal  globe/ shade  before cutting design.

 

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cut in design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.

 

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Cutting  the scallop top

 

cut deign before polishing

cut deign before polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final step polishing

final step polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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replacement cut glass globe

replacement cut glass globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

Friday, May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.

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The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.

 

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The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.

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replacement cut glass globe

 

 

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antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair | No Comments »

The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.

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Cue out the chipped part.

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Fit in new piece off glass.

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Shape glass

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Cut in design and polish

 

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Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.

 

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Antique light custom make replacement globes

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

Broken globe

Broken globe

The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house.  I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.

 

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new globe

 

satin etched finish

satin etched finish

 

hand painted globes

hand painted globes

 

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Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | No Comments »

The crystal  bobeche was broken during a move.  Dad  tried to find all the piece but an up short.  Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing.  I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche.  Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one

 

Broken Bobeche

Broken Bobeche

Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.

 

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Blank

 

The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.

 

Rough Cut Bobeche

Rough Cut Bobeche

Stone cut design.

 

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replacement bobeche

replacement bobeche

 

New Bobeche

New Bobeche

With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Bent Glass Panel Lamp Repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Panel Lamp Repair | No Comments »

The antique lamp had many broken panels and some of the metal pieces were missing.  I used old glass to make the matching panels.  The glass was an old pattern that isn’t made any more.

 

Antique Bent Glass Panel Lamp

I have old glass stock  that matched the broken panels. I believe it was made by Mississippi Glass Company.

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Rewired lamp using brown cloth wire .

 

Ribbed Glass Bent Panel Lamp

 

 

Bent Ribbed Glass Panel Lamp Restoration

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Etched Glass | No Comments »

This piece was sent to me and it is from a small table lamp.  I am going to make a replacement part rather than repair it.

broken glass tube from small lamp

stone cutting design

 

 

Cutting design in new glass lamp part

 

 

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Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | No Comments »

The antique glass oil lamp has been in the family for generations.  During the last move the glass was broken. The pewter was in good shape.  We made a replacement glass .

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Installed glass

 

Whale oil lamp restoration

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