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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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Replacement Glass For Antique Cabinet Door custom made curved, bent, bubble, crown glass

Monday, January 28th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass | No Comments »

Custom made replacement glass for antique cabinet door.  No matter the shape, the size or the type of glass, if it was made I can make it.  I can make bubble glass, bent glass, curved glass, crown glass up to 4 feet by 8 feet.  I also have old glass.   Many times I bend old glass in order to maintain value.

custom made bubble glass

custom made bubble glass

 

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

It goes by many names.  I don’t care what you call it. I can make it.   They send antique doors  for me to make replacement glass from around the world.  It’s been called bent glass, bubble glass, crown glass, curved glass and slumped glass.

 

 

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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.

panel lamp with broken metal

 

metal piece

 

 

inside of shade

 

 

Lamp Base

Rewired lamp using brown cloth wire .

 

Ribbed Glass Bent Panel Lamp

 

 

Bent Ribbed Glass Panel Lamp Restoration

 

 

 

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convex bubble glass for antique cabinet door

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, bubble convex glass | No Comments »

I custom made a replacement convex bubble glass for an antique cabinet door.  It was an unusual shape. When making a replacement piece it is best to use old glass so the color , blisters and bubbles match.

 

Antique Cabinet door with broken covex bubble glass

 

custom bent convex bubble glass

 

 

 

 

Antique convex bubble glass install in door

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair bent glass light fixture

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The antique light fixture was missing a couple panels.  We  used an antique seedy  glass to make the replacement panels.

antique bent glass light fixture

 

Vintage Bent Glass Light Fixture

 

 

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Antique Light Repair Bent glass panels

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass | No Comments »

The restoration of the old home included vintage light fixtures. The rust iron fixture had a couple of bent glass panels missing. The glass was a seedy glass. Seedy glass has a lot of bubbles and texture. Using a good panel I made a mold for bending the replacement curved glass.

Antique Light Fixture with broken bent glass

 

replacement bent glass panel

Custom bent  seedy glass panels  for antique  iron light.  The glass was a Kokomo Seedy Glass

 

 

 

 

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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 | No Comments »

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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Slag Glass Lamp Repair Bent Panel

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass | No Comments »

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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Antique Glass Clock Repair Amber Pressed Glass

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | No Comments »

The clock on grandmas mantel fell and broke .  It was a basket case and I had no idea how many pieces were missing. I started the reassembly and hoped for the best.

Pressed Glass Clock Restoration

 

I told the customer I would do my best but it look like there were a lot of pieces missing.

 

Amber Pressed Glass Clock

Filling in were needed for missing pieces.

 

Repaired Glass Clock

 

I have repaired many types of  glass clocks most of them crystal.  This was my first antique amber glass mantel clock. I have made many kinds of custom beveled and custom bent glass for clocks.  Clock shops send the bezels to me to  install new glass.  I use old glass when necessary to maintain the value of the antique clock.

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Custom Bent Glass for antique crown glass door bubble out

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, bubble convex glass | 1 Comment »

Antique china cabinets in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s use to have very intricate designed  wood mullions  in the doors.  They  would install glass that bubbled out between the wood.  This is called crown glass or bubble glass.  Pennsylvania House Furniture also used this technique in there breakfronts. We made replacement glass for Pennsylvania House Furniture for many years .  We custom make replacement glass for any antique  cabinet doors.  The curve in the  glass is not simple radius .

Bent glass for antique china cabinet door

Antique crown glass replacement

I make a custom mold for each piece no two bent crown glass  doors are the same.

 

curved glass for antique funture

Curved replacement glass

 

In the very old pieces of furniture the glass was putty in place .  They did not use wood stops to hold in the glass.   They would use Portland cement in the putty .  This makes the putty very hard and you have to grind it off to install the replacement curved glass.

 

Antique Bubble Glass Door/ Crown Glass

 

The real work come matching the antique glazing that holds the glass in the wood door.  First you tint the putty and install the glass.  Then I use pitch to darken it more and give it the aged dirty look.

 

first step in glazing door glass

 

 

New glazing made to look old

 

 

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