Archive for the ‘clock glass’ Category
I received part of an antique clock and it was cracked . Repairing the glass was not an option so making a replacement part was the best option. I used a crystal glass ball prism and cut it in half.
With some minor grinding and polishing the ball prism fit into the brass ring. Sent from New York City the owner of the antique glass clock was thrilled to put the clock back together.
An antique, glass, clock dome was brought to me because of a large crack. The crack will still be visible once it’s repaired, but the dome will be stable. I learned a long time ago from my old scientific glass blowing teacher how to control a crack. Now I can easily make cracks go wherever I choose. In this case, I was able to make the crack turn to the bottom of the dome. If left alone, the crack would have continued going up, and around, and eventually it would have ruined the dome. Now the crack is no longer a threat, and it can be easily hidden behind the clock. I am currently developing a new way of making glass domes like this one. In the future, I plan to offer replacement domes for customers with this type of damage.
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 .
Not sure if its a gum ball or peanut machine I made a new globe for it . The original was six sided but the customer didn’t want to mke it that way .
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.
A Large Waterford Crystal Compote with a broken stem needed a little tlc . First to grind and polish the stem were a large chip came out. If it was to big Iwould have to make a filler piece but after grinding it still had a nice shade so I finished the repair. This compote is the first Waterford piece I have repaired that was glued at the factory. This is were the stem and the bowl are make and glued together not put together hot.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken Waterford Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, Waterford Crystal Repair, Waterford glass repair