Archive for the ‘Bent Glass’ Category
Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade. It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.
Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces. The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.
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.
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.
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.
I have old glass stock that matched the broken panels. I believe it was made by Mississippi Glass Company.
Rewired lamp using brown cloth wire .
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.
The antique light fixture was missing a couple panels. We used an antique seedy glass to make the replacement panels.
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.
Custom bent seedy glass panels for antique iron light. The glass was a Kokomo Seedy Glass
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.
Making bent glass replacement panels for antique slag lamps is just a small part of what we do.
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.
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.
I told the customer I would do my best but it look like there were a lot of pieces missing.
Filling in were needed for missing pieces.
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.
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 .
I make a custom mold for each piece no two bent crown glass doors are the same.
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.
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.