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Archive for the ‘clock glass’ Category

Archive for the ‘clock glass’ Category

Antique glass clock repair

Friday, March 4th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique glass clock repair

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.

antique glass clock base

antique glass clock base

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ball 2ball 4

ball 7ball 9

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.

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Glass Dome for clock with crack

Friday, May 1st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, clock glass, Glass Globe, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass Dome for clock with crack

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.

clock dome with crack

clock dome with crack

Crack going up

Crack going upcrack going downtwo piecesGlued and stable

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beveled glass clock face

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass | 1 Comment »

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

clock bezel missing beveled glass lens
clock bezel missing beveled glass lens

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 .

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveled

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveledNew Glass Installed

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Glass globe for gum ball machine

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, bubble convex glass, clock glass, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Glass globe for gum ball machine

Antique gum ball machine
Antique gum ball machine

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 .

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Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, Glass Globe, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Before and after  beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

Before and after beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

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.

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Waterford Crystal Compote

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bent Glass, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chipped Glass Repair, clock glass, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Waterford Compote Broken Stem

Crystal Compote Repaired

Crystal Compote Repaired

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.

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