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Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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Broken Glass Dish

Antique Glass Repair broken dish

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Glueings | No Comments »

I was sent an antique pressed glass butter dish that was missing a corner. The note with the broken glass dish read “Please do something.” I was able to do more than “something,” the dish is now completely restored. Here’s what I did, I made a casting of one of the thee remaining corners and created a mold. I then cast glass in to the mold, and came up this a rough glass corner. The grinding and polishing came next, and then I glued the piece in place. One final grind and polish, and now the dish can be used to hold butter, and a lot of memories.

make casting of good corner

make casting of good corner

mold of good corner

mold of good corner

pressed glass lid missing corner

pressed glass lid missing corner

That glob of glass I hope to make in to a glass corner to fit on this lid.

start grinding corner shape

start grinding corner shape

grind / lap with 400 grit

grind / lap with 400 grit

glue glass on corner

glue glass on corner

Pressed Glass Butter Dish (with new glass corner)

Pressed Glass Butter Dish (with new glass corner)

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