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Offline chris m

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Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« on: September 07, 2008, 10:37:05 AM »
Hi there, I have recently discovered The Glass Message Board , what a great site!

This is my first post, my question is this: I have collected Scandinavian glass from the 50s and 60s for around 25 years. Over this time I have accumulated several good examples that have been affected by water damage to the interior.
I have frequently seen references to, and been told that there are ways of treating this condition; these generally involve abrasive polishing, or treatment with acids of one type or another.
I have never met anyone who has knows people capable of actually carrying out these procedures, or indeed anyone who has an example of this type of glass that have been successfully restored.
Can anyone recommend anyone who can carry out this form of restoration, or give examples of pieces they have had successfully had treated? 
Best Regards, Chris M.   


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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 11:01:47 AM »
Hi Chris and welcome to the GMB!

I've sent you an email with the telephone number for Basil Loveridge in it...he will probably be of use to you.   :)



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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 06:58:55 PM »
Hi Max, thanks very nuch for that information, I shall be giving Mr Loveridge a ring!

Regards, Chris M.


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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 12:39:54 PM »
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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 07:29:19 PM »
Frank, thanks very much for the links, very usefull.

I guess this is a subject that has been covered many times on this forum, however as a newbie, I am ignorant!

Regards, Chris M.


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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 10:26:41 PM »
Chris, and if nothing helps, try yourself with Robert's knowlege and dremeling see here
'water staĆ­ned glass'
good luck!
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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 09:08:41 PM »
Pamela, thanks for the reply. Who is Robert? :huh:

What type of attachment is it advisable to use on a Dremell for abrasion?

regards, Chris M.


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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 09:37:27 PM »


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Re: Dealing with "Sickness" in Scandinavian Glass
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 12:58:40 PM »
Ahh, all is becoming clear (hopefully!),
My search did not produce the above link, thanks Pinkspoons.
I will be observing carefully the variations in umbrella spokes in order to procure a siutable donor!

Regards, Chris M.


 

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