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The antique glass oil lamp has been in the family for generations. During the last move the glass was broken. The pewter was in good shape. We made a replacement glass .
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.
Cut off the broken part and grind flat.
Sent to me from Louisiana the old light fixture was hung in the hallway and fell victim to the painters ladder. The broken glass was very thin and a compound bend that makes it hard to duplicate.
Making bent glass replacement panels for antique slag lamps is just a small part of what we do.
We bend opalescent flat glass over a form in the kiln to make replacement panels. Most of the bent glass shades were made out of Wissmach or Kokomo Glass.
The painter broke the globe. The cut glass globe goes to a antique ceiling fixture. It came in as a basket case. I taped it together to see if we had all the pieces.
The adhesive is stronger than glass . After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.
The lamp fell and two pieces of beveled glass were broken. The front lens was a diameter and I used a piece of old mirror because of the color. The newer glass has a very dark green color to the edge. The antique glass has a yellow not the green edge. I have repaired many Rail Road lights over the years. I used cast iron grinding mill to rough in the bevel.
I cut the antique glass and rough in the bevel.
Hand beveled replacement glass
Marc, just received the oil lamp back today, wonderful work for such an old piece, just wish it hadn’t been broken, but your work was magnificent, absolutely professional, it can now join it’s other Sandwich Glass Whale Oil Lamp brothers. Truly enjoyed our conversation days ago, and I sincerely wish you and all your family all the best, a most remarkable accomplishment of which you and your wife should be so proud.
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A very old oil lamp the first of his collection and it got broken. He sent the pieces to be repaired. I was able to bond the pieces together and fill the areas were chips were missing.
My customer emailed the question can you repair a broken crystal lamp even if you don’t have all the pieces. Yes I can repair glass even if you don’t have all the pieces.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Antique lamp repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration
Off the table on to the floor the lamp went with a crash. ” Don’t worry I know a place that does crystal repair. Who Bruening Glass Works can repair crystal.” Mom was still crying about her lamp but when she called I told her I can repair it.
I cut off the broken base and went looking for a new base in my parts department. The shade for a hurrican lamp was the right size and shape.
I told her don’t through it out I can repair it . It has a very large chip in the base she said. I don’t care how big the chip is I can repair it.
I can reshape the base of the vase.
Bevel foot to shape.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Antique lamp repair, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Waterford Crystal Repair