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

beveled glass for clock

custom beveled glass for antique barometer ,antique clock and gauges

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Barometer Repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens | No Comments »

They sent the brass bezel from an vintage barometer for a replacement bevel glass.   The tolerances are very tight. IMG_9695 IMG_9696 IMG_9697 bar 2

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Replacement Glass for Antique Clock beveled convex with polished dimple

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | No Comments »

The old glass was repaired so it could be use to cast a high temperature mold .  The mold and an old piece of glass went into a kiln to form a glass blank.

old broken lens  beveled and convex glass

old broken lens beveled and convex glass

 

The blank was cut to size , beveled and the dimple was ground and polished.  The dimple is use to add additional clearance for the center stem.

len 2

I hope to update the post with a picture of the restored clock. I have made many lens for old clocks but this is the first one with a additional polished bent and  dimple.

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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 | No Comments »

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 Glass Clock Repair Amber Pressed Glass

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | No Comments »

The clock on grandmas mantel fell and broke .  It was a basket case and I had no idea how many pieces were missing. I started the reassembly and hoped for the best.

Pressed Glass Clock Restoration

 

I told the customer I would do my best but it look like there were a lot of pieces missing.

 

Amber Pressed Glass Clock

Filling in were needed for missing pieces.

 

Repaired Glass Clock

 

I have repaired many types of  glass clocks most of them crystal.  This was my first antique amber glass mantel clock. I have made many kinds of custom beveled and custom bent glass for clocks.  Clock shops send the bezels to me to  install new glass.  I use old glass when necessary to maintain the value of the antique clock.

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Antique clock glass repair beveled glass in bezel

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | No Comments »

The antique  clock sat on  the mantel since the beginning of time . One of the kids went to wind the clock and broke the glass .   I save old glass for clocks like this.  New glass is a different color green and is very flat.  The antique glass has a yellow hue and a distorted finish.  Sometimes the antique glass  has bubbles and blisters .  This is important when it comes to the value of the clock.  An antique  clock with new glass doesn’t retain its resale price.

 

antique beveled glass clock bezel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have antique beveling machines that run on leather belts.  The same type used to make this antique beveled glass lens originally.  The fitting of the antique replacement beveled glass in the bezel  is very tricky.  The tolerances are with in thousands of an inch.  I make replacement beveled  clock glass for clock shops all over the the country  most of them in New York and LA.

 

 

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beveled glass clock face

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass | 1 Comment »

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

clock bezel missing beveled glass lens
clock bezel missing beveled glass lens

Old old clock came to me from a clock shop . It needed a beveled glass installed in the brass bezel. This is a tricky job because clock bezels are not round so the bevel is hand made to fit the out of round bezel. Its very easy to chip the new beveled glass during the installation .

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveled

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveledNew Glass Installed

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antique glass repair Beveled Clock Door

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass | No Comments »

Antique Clock Beveled Glass Door

Antique Clock Beveled Glass Door

This antique clock had a broken glass in it so I used a pc of old mirror and removed the silvering The old glass has more of a yellow color to it the newer glass has a much greener color. I save many types of old glass and on occasions have use my kiln to make new glass look old. I then put on a good inch and a half bevel on the glass My hand beveling machines are older than this old clock. They run with leather belts we use electric motors instead of steam now. Hand beveling old glass for this clock has kept its value.Hand beveling is a dieing trade. Antique Carriage Clocks have very thin glass and are the hardest to bevel. I bevel glass for many clock repair shops .

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