Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
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antique clock glass

Custom Beveled Glass Lens for antique clock

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Custom Beveled Glass Lens for antique clock

A  clock shop sent me the front and back bezels from an antique clock.  They needed the beveled glass replaced. I used vintage glass.  It is very important to use antique glass when restoring a clock.  Using new glass will greatly effect the value of an antique clock.

bezel from an antique clock

 

 

Checking the bezel for size and roundness

 

The bezels look round but very rarely are .  I have  and use old glass from the period the clock was made. The equipment I use to bevel the glass is all so period.  Most of my machines I use are as old if not older than the the clocks.   The machines are run by leather belts and use lead babit bearings.  The beveling and polishing equipment  are power by electric motors not steam engines as originally.

 

Replacement Clock Glass

Note the small pitts in the glass .

 

Antique beveled glass for clock

 

Beveled glass for the back of clock

The beveled glass lenses  are made to very tight tolerances and are install in the bezel .  They are not glued in.

 

 

 

 

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Antique Carriage Clock Beveled Glass Replacement

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, clock glass | Comments Off on Antique Carriage Clock Beveled Glass Replacement

I have made “new “old glass for hundreds of carriage clocks.  The bevels are small and come to a very sharp point on the edges .  They need to be  thin on the edge because the grove in the brass were the glass fits is very small.  I use old glass when I make replacement panels for antique clocks.  You can tell the old glass by the wavy surface and seeds (small bubbles in the glass). This glass is 100 years plus in age .  I have a stock of old ( antique )  glass I use for clocks. It helps preserve the value of the clock.

 

 

 

wavy old glass

This glass is very old and perfect for making replacement beveled glass panels for antique carriage clocks and regulators.

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