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

pressed glass repair

antique glass bowl repair broken pressed glass

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | No Comments »

It’s not an expensive piece but she needed it back together .  The  antique opalescent  pressed glass bowl was broken into many pieces.

Broke Antique Glass Bowl Before Repair

The breaks were very clean there were no little chips . This made it a very good repair .

 

Antique Pressed Glass Bowl After Restoration

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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 | No Comments »

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 repair pressed cake plate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | No Comments »

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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crystal repair antique glass cake plate

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | No Comments »

crystal repair antique glass cake plate

Pressed Glass Cake Plate

A  broken cake plate came in for repair. Its a pressed glass cake plate with ruby red ring.

pressed glass cake plate

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antique glass bottle repair

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The antique glass bottle had a broken stopper and the pieces were missing. I have some old black glass call vitolite and I used it to make a new stopper top.

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

 I cut off the top of  the broken glass stopper. I used a 1 1/2″ diamond  core drill and a hole in the black glass .  Inside the dill was a 1 3/8 core I used to make the new top for the stopper.

new top on stopper

new top on stopper

 

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

I think the bottles belongs to a witch and she has one that says eye of nuet also.

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Crystal Repair Pressed Glass Dish

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | No Comments »

Crystal repair projects like this are common .  This pressed glass dish is not an expensive  piece  but holds a lot of memories. Fill it with candy and it take you to gramas house a life time ago.  
Pressed glass bowl repair

Pressed glass bowl repair

Repaired Glass Bowl

Repaired Glass Bowl

In a couple of years no one will remember how or who broke the dish or even that it was repaired . The sign of a good repair. For over thirty years I have been duing antique glass repair.

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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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Depession Glass Repair

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | No Comments »

Depession glass bowl  with two large pieces broken off and some smaller pieces missing  first I glued the broken pieces back in and the ground and polished what was left.  Pressed glass is sentimental because it was not expensive so every one had some. Grama then left it to the kids. I have little red shot glasses with handles that I got from my grama. Had my first shot of whiskey grama gave me at sixteen . It was awfull then and still is. Repairing depression glass or pressed glass is not cost effective but  you have to save it.

Depression Glass Bowl

Depression Glass Bowl

 

Depression Glass Bowl

Depression Glass Bowl

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