Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

Antique glassware repair

crystal punch bowl repair broken antique cut glass

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces .  His wife  said just through it a way.   I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.

 

 

 

Punch bowl after repair

 

This bowl is ready for the party .   Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.

 

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Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades .  There  it sat  with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired .  The local antique  dealers  and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired .  What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.

Missing Glass Leg

Cut glass bowl with a missing foot.   The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .

 

 

 

 

First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.

 

glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .

 

Installed new glass foot

We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass  bowl

 

 

 

No more pennies

 

The local “experts ”  got it wrong .  It  can be restored .  The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.

Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds .  Antique  cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .

 

 

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Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

The markings indicate it was make in England and its sterling silver.   Sent to me from a church in Boston Mass. this cruet is one of four that was purchased when they built the church.  The antique glass cruet was dropped and broken.  I cut off the broken bottom in line with the silver ring . I made a new glass bottom and foot .

Antique glass cruet with broken foot

 

 

glass foot

 

glass replacement bottom and foot

 

 

 

antique glass cruet repaired

 

We repair the pieces that others say can be done.  After trying the local repair places in Boston area the the cruet was sent to me.

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Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Sent from New York, New York for restoration the Waterford Crystal wine glass had a broken stem . It was cracked in two places were the stem meets the foot and were the stem meets the bowl.

 

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

 

 

Crystal wine glass after repair

Some were in New York city a couple is having a glass of wine with dinner and remembering when they went to Ireland  in the 80’s  .  They bought a set of Waterford Crystal Wine glasses after the factory tour.

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Antique glass clock jar repair

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique glass clock jar repair

Replacement glass  for an antique clock . We made for antique clock a cut glass jar that holds mercury .  The cut  crystal  jar is eight sided and is two inches  by three and a half inches by nine inches .  When install in its metal frame it becomes the pendulum for an antique grandfather clock .

 

cut glass jar for antique clock

 

We make beveled glass from our stock of old glass having the  right type of glass is very important.

 

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Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Grandmas antique glass cake plate was broken during washing.  Hot water was the problem it happens over and over again.  I seen it many times.  The good part about heat cracks is they are very clean breaks. The pieces fit back together and there are no small chips.  This  antique glass plate looked great after the repair.

 

 

Antique Pressed Glass Cake Plate

 

Pressed glass cake plate repaired

 

 

Repair pressed glass cake plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl

The bowl had a lot of scratches on the bottom and the bird had chips on its beak and tail .    I reshaped the head and beak .  Then matched the very fine etched finish.  The bottom with all the scratches and ware marks was hard to polish with out removing the signature.

 

LaLique Crystal Bird Bowl a

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique glass repair broken crystal plate

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass repair broken crystal plate

The pieces from  the antique glass plate were shipped to me from Boston Mass. I was able to repair the broken antique  glass plate.  There were several small chips along the cracked edges of the plate.  After putting it back together I polished  out the small chips.

 

 

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Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Broken crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces.  I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.

 

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If you break a wine or water glass you should save the pieces because hey can be used to repair other glasses.

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antique chipped glass repair marbles restoration

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | 1 Comment »

They were played with for years and they looked it.  A local customer had three marbles he had gotten from his grand mother years ago. She past away and he wanted to polish the up and save them for his kids.
small marbel before polish

small marbles before polish

marble 1 bf

marble 2 bf

antique glass marbels before polish

antique glass marbles before polish

antique glass marbels

antique glass marbles

antique glass marbel repaired

antique glass marbles repaired

large antique glass marbel after polish

large antique glass marbles after polish

small glass marbel after restoration

small glass marbles after restoration

Marbles are toys but they do scratch.

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