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Offline easterndays

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Glass Restoration
« on: June 25, 2008, 04:10:18 PM »
Hi!

Can anyone advise me on contacts for glass restoration work in the Kent/SE London area.

I thank you in advance.

Easterndays

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Offline Bernard C

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Re: Glass Restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 04:31:24 PM »
Hi easterndays, and welcome to the GMB.

See the Broadfield House Glass Museum list of British repairers here.   This list comes with no guarantees — it's up to you to check them out.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Glass Restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 07:44:47 PM »
There's also a list on Great Glass here http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/useful.htm  - scroll about half way down the page. 

And I would highly recommend Basil Loveridge!  :D
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Re: Glass Restoration
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 06:55:05 AM »
Quote from: Leni
...   And I would highly recommend Basil Loveridge!   ...

Leni — May I respectfully point out that the charming ancient coaching town and former rotten borough of Brackley is actually in the Midlands, or at least it was the last time I went there!   Only by a mile or two (two kilometres or three), but definitely in Northamptonshire.   I presume you have added the Gaydon corridor to Central London.

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Re: Glass Restoration
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 07:33:30 AM »
Bernard, I do know where Brackley is, as we frequently visit the Brackley Antique Cellar, which I recommend for a Sunday afternoon browse - it even has an excellent little tea room!  :D  It's only an hour or so from us - although admittedly we are situated somewhat to the North-West of London  ;D  However, I mentioned Basil because I understand he regularly comes down to London to collect glass for repair from various London dealers.  I have heard specifically of some based at Alfie's who use his services and speak highly of his work.     
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 08:47:17 AM »
Wilkinson's fit the bill for location and are one of the oldest restorers around. They also replace missing glass with resin, good enough for display yet easily seen on inspection. They are not cheap but excellent and innovative.
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