Slag glass lamp repair
by Len Daley

Repairing antique lamps with museum quality restoration - SINCE  1978

-Stained Glass lamp repairs
-White metal repairs
-Electrical replacement parts and repairs

 My studio is in Tiverton Rhode Island just north of Newport. It is a great area full of artists, craftsman, vineyards, farmland and antique shops. The studio stocks over 600 colors of glass, with some of the rarest textures and styles made over 100 years ago by Wismach Glass and Kokomo Glass.

Ownership of an antique lamp sometimes carries a lot of pride and responsibility over the years. A client will often express in-depth knowledge about their lamp when it arrives for restoration. Many will show me black and white pictures from a photo album with their antique lamp in the background. When clients describe their lamp they start by saying "this has been in my family for many years".   My portfolio is broad, from a lighting fixture in Korea to the Christian Science Center in Boston. You can browse and enjoy some of the past projects by clicking on the pictures below.

Antique dealers       Historical lighting contractors       Municipal and government building maintenance       Custom lighting designers

I can best help you after you email pictures
To complete your quote for restoration if you include the following.
Pictures of both the inside and outside - the size -number of broken pieces - metal issues and your address for return shipping.
I will include suggestions and comments along with links regarding shipping and packaging.

Contact: Email
Phone: 508-580-1220 (non text line)

Or click on the picture to email me.

Basic Pricing
  • Custom Mold $125
  • Bent Glass Panels $85
  • Metal work $65 hr.
  • Plus Return Shipping

All lamps should be packaged with care.  After evaluating your pictures I will quickly send you a quote for restoration.  If the quote is acceptable I will include a work order PDF form to put in your box.  I will also send you instructions and pictures on how to safely box your slag glass  lamp. 

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SERVICES-All things repairable?
  • 1. Copper Foil Repairs
  • 2. Brass and White Metal Frame Repairs
  • 3. Historical Conservation Glueing
  • 4. Electrical Replacements
  • 5. Bent Glass Panels
  • 6. Flat Glass Panels
  • 7. Sandblasting
  • 8. New & Modified lighting

Bending Glass - My specialty
In order to create a new bent slag glass panel a mold must be made by using a broken or unbroken glass panel. My master mold-making method requires about 8 hours of labor to complete. The process of casting a mold requires 2 kiln firings to set the mold at 900 degrees. It also requires making a paper pattern displaying the mathematical shape of the bent panel after bending.  The actual glass bending then takes about 2 hours and in some cases with compound bending, longer to bend the slag glass panel in my kilns.

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