Archive for the ‘Beveled Glass’ Category
The beveled mirror was broken out of the antique sterling silver hand mirror. Antique vanity sets like this one were very common. Now that ther are very few people silver mirrors I had to blind bevel mirror this repalcement mirror. With the oval shape and the scalopes it makes it one of the more difficult hand mirros to repair.
A beautifull crystal pendent was dropped and broken. I was able to repair the glass . This piece was shipped from NY.
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The glass in an antique vanity mirror was broken. The sterling silver frame was in good shape only the mirror was broken. The way I made the new mirror is called blind beveling. I bevel a piece of mrirror with out seeing the stone . Old mirrors were beveled and then silvered . I don’t resilver mirrors so I have to bevel it blind. It takes some practice you have to watch the water coming of the stone and it will let you know if its going well.
I took off the retaining ring and removed the broken mirror.
Using the old mirror for a pattern I made a new beveled mirror. Its ready to be installed.
Out door light with four broken curved beveled glass pieces . The hard part is the metal it got bent when the large piece of ice fell and hit the light. First with a hammer and a piece of wood I repair the metal . On to the glass I made a mold and bent 1/4 inch glass to the pattern needed .Test fit each piece then hand beveled each glass panel. Installed the new beveled bent glass panels and gave the light a bath.
Tags: Antique Glass Repair
Old old clock came to me from a clock shop . It needed a beveled glass installed in the brass bezel. This is a tricky job because clock bezels are not round so the bevel is hand made to fit the out of round bezel. Its very easy to chip the new beveled glass during the installation .
I was told this is from a fire engine . Its is made of flashed red glass and has a beveled edge and a number six engraved on it. Flash glass is made by layering two colored glasses together in this case red and clear. I have restored many carriage lamps over the years I wish I had photographed them now. I also make globes for oil lamp like on the railroad.
This antique clock had a broken glass in it so I used a pc of old mirror and removed the silvering The old glass has more of a yellow color to it the newer glass has a much greener color. I save many types of old glass and on occasions have use my kiln to make new glass look old. I then put on a good inch and a half bevel on the glass My hand beveling machines are older than this old clock. They run with leather belts we use electric motors instead of steam now. Hand beveling old glass for this clock has kept its value.Hand beveling is a dieing trade. Antique Carriage Clocks have very thin glass and are the hardest to bevel. I bevel glass for many clock repair shops .