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

Antique lamp repair

Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

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 .

antique whale oil lamp missing glass

 

 

Install glass

Whale oil lamp glass

Installed glass

 

Whale oil lamp restoration

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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 | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Oil Lamp

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.

 

Oil Lamp

 

 

Cut off the broken part and grind flat.

 

 

cut off broken part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique bent glass light repair

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Antique bent glass light repair

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.

 

 

 

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Slag Glass Lamp Repair Bent Panel

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Slag Glass Lamp Repair Bent Panel

Making bent glass replacement panels for antique slag lamps is just a small part of what we do.

 

slag lamp panel

 

bent glass lamp repair

 

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.

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antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | Comments Off on antique crystal light cut glass globe repair

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.

 

Before repair

 

 

After restoration

The adhesive is stronger than glass .  After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.

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repair beveled glass lens for railroad oil lamp

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens | Comments Off on repair beveled glass lens for railroad oil lamp

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.

antique mirror

antique mirror

old and new glass

old and new glass

I cut the antique glass and rough in the bevel.

Hand beveling glass

Hand beveling glass

Smoothing Stone

Smoothing Stone

oil lamp repair

oil lamp repair

Hand beveled replacement glass

side glass broken

side glass broken

New beveled lens

New beveled lens

New beveled glass side panel

New beveled glass side panel

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crystal repair antique sandwich glass oil lamp

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Testimonials | Comments Off on crystal repair antique sandwich glass oil lamp

 

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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crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

Friday, January 15th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

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.

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

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.

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

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Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Broken Stem, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glass Globe, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

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.

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

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. 

Crystal Repair  Waterford Lamp

Repaired Lamp with new base

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Chipped Waterford Crystal Vase Repair

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Chipped Waterford Crystal Vase Repair

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.

Chipped Waterford Crystal Vase Repair

Chipped Base

I can reshape the base of the vase.

Waterford Vase Chipped Foot

Waterford Vase Chipped Foot

First  grind

Grind Chip Out

Grind Chip Out

Bevel foot to shape.

Smooth Glass

Smooth Glass

antique glass repair

 

Waterford Vase repair

Waterford Vase

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