Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
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Sick Glass Repair

Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

Monday, October 10th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

Stains inside the bottle needed to be polished out.   The “sick glass ” devalues the antique cut crystal bottle.

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, sick glass | No Comments »

The antique broken glass cruet needed restoration.  This one came  from a set that has a beautiful sterling silver holder.  First  I cleaned  the inside .

 

 

Dirty and broken cruet

 

cleaned and repaired

 

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Repair Scratched Crystal Bowl polish out wear

Monday, August 23rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

Scratched Bowl

Scratched Bowl

Used and abused for many years this crystal bowl had many many scratches.  It holds many memories for years it was on gramas  table .  It held keys ,coins and pins.  The question is I can restore the bowl to its beauty and shine.

Crystal bowl polished out scratches

Crystal bowl polished out scratches

Antique crystal bowl polish out scratches

Antique crystal bowl polish out scratches

How to polish out scratches from crystal ?  This bowl is an example of the process .  I made a cork wheel that fit into the bowl. I then used some 3f (FFF) pumice and bridgeport milling machine to spin the wheel.  I mix the pumice with water untill it was like a milk shake. You have to be sure not to heat up the glass while polishing .  The heat will crack the glass.  The final polish is done with a felt wheel and cerium oxide.

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crystal repair cloudy glass sick glass

Friday, August 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

The crystal plates needed to be polished.  The cloudy build up came from the dish washer.   Some times called to as sick glass.

Sick Glass Plate

Sick Glass Plate

plate after polish  crystal repair  cloudy glass  sick glass

plate after polish crystal repair cloudy glass sick glass

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glass clown repair

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | No Comments »

A Venitian Glass Clown with one broken hand and one missing hand was sent from Dallas   Texas for repair.  First I cut off the small pieces left from the hand and ground it smooth. Then I made a new glass hand .  It looks like a micky mouse hand.  Its a white glove with only four fingers. They have been making glass clowns in Venice Italy for at least eighty years. I have made  Bo Ties , Balloons, Hats, Shoes, and every thing else for repairing them.

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

This is the new hand I made.

New glass hand for clown

New glass hand for clown

Glass restoration complete, back on the shelf  so the grand kids don”t get to it.

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

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Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Baccarat

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

Antique Baccarat Perfume Bottle with a stuck and broken stopper. This Baccarat Bottle from the 1920′s contains valuable perfume. First task remove perfume and store safley . Then remove stopper and repair it.  I remember coming home and  knowing grama was in the house  as I came up the drive by the smell of her perfume . The smell of roses so thick you could taste them.

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle  1920's

Baccarat Bottle 1920's

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Antique Cut Crystal Perfume Bottle

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

Repair crystal bottle with broken dauber on stopper.

 Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

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Antique Glass Chandelier Broken Crystal Arms

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chandelier Repair | No Comments »

The movers broke several antique crystal arms on this Chandelier .The Chandelier was very dirty and rusty . The pins through the prisms had gotten wet and rusted. Repairing antique glass arms was the easy part.Cleaning and rewiring was the time consuming  part. I used white cloth covered wire per original . The clear plastic wire is less noticable but I like to keep  as authentic as possible .  Two of the strands of prisms were missing  I got lucky and had old ones in stock. I disassembled ,cleaned the glass and polished  the chrome pieces. When moving antique glass chandeliers they should be taken apart to relocate. We installed the restored chandelier in the dinning room .

Antique Glass Repair  Crystal Chandelier Repair

Antique Glass Repair Crystal Chandelier Repair

Antique Glass Repair ; Iused old prisms were I could but I made a new drip prism for the very bottom of the chadelier . Customer didn’t know it was missing  .

Crystal Chandelier Restoration Complete   I enjoyed the transformation  and the client  call the moving company and thanked them. It was upsetting when they broke it  but it look so beautiful now .

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Orrefors Crystal Repair Stained Vase

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Orrefors Crystal Repair | No Comments »

Sick Orrefors Crystal Vase BeforeThis Orrefors vase has a cloudy film on the inside caused by water being left in with the flowers for a long time.Antique Glass  Dealers refer to this as sick glass. I polished the inside making it look like new.
Clean Crystal Vase

Clean Crystal Vase

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