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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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antique crystal chandelier restoration cut glass globe/ shade

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged .  Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks .  Then comes the cutting of the design .  The hard part is  matching the profile of each cutting stone .

 

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Replacement crystal  globe/ shade  before cutting design.

 

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cut in design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.

 

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Cutting  the scallop top

 

cut deign before polishing

cut deign before polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final step polishing

final step polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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replacement cut glass globe

replacement cut glass globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

Friday, May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.

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The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.

 

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The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.

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replacement cut glass globe

 

 

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Antique light custom make replacement globes

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

Broken globe

Broken globe

The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house.  I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.

 

new globe

new globe

 

satin etched finish

satin etched finish

 

hand painted globes

hand painted globes

 

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Antique Glass Shade Repair Reverse Painted Shade

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glass Globe, Glueings, Panel Lamp Repair | No Comments »

The Pairpoint  Shade was broken in many pieces.

Pairpoint Reverse Painted Shade broken

 

 

Repaired Reverse Painted Shade Restoration

 

 

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crystal repair broken glass globe

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The antique glass globe was broken and many of the pieces were missing.  I make a new top for  antique glass globe .

 

I made the flag shade of the old shade.

 

 

I frosted the glass to match.

 

 

 

 

I cut and polished the design in the new top.

 

 

I installed the new top on the antique glass globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Oil Lamp

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The antique glass oil lamp was broken and in need of repair.  When the  antique glass lamp fell over the glass nob on the bottom broke off. .  There was a hole now were it use to connect to the metal base.

 

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Cut off the broken part and grind flat.

 

 

cut off broken part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Art Deco Light Repair Glass Slip Shade

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe | 1 Comment »

Two slip shades were broken during a remodeling project .   One shade was broken into about  ten pieces and one was broken into hundreds of pieces . I repaired  one shade  and reproduced one shade  .  Using a good shade as a form I cast a mold to make a new glass deco shade.

new Art Deco Slip Shade

original  shade

 

Replacement shade

 

casting mold

 

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High temperature plaster and silica mold for make new glass shade.

 

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Antique glass globe repair with missing pieces

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The” gone with the wind oil lamp” has been in the family for many years .  Some one broke it and lost some of the pieces. This make the restoration of the glass globe very difficult.  First we reassembled the the pieces we had leaving a large hole that needed to be filled.   Casting  a mold off of the antique globe we were able to make a new curved white opal glass to fill the hole.

 

broken glass globe " gone with the wind oil lamp"

 

antique glass globe with hole

 

 

 

antique glass globe with new glass in hole

 

 

fill the hole and paint

 

 

Antique "gone with the wind lamp " glass globe repair

The repair

 

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