Hi Len, I'm having this lamp repaired for my sister-in-law, Paula. She has had the lamp for a long time and always loved it. A relative had broken the lamp and thinking that it was beyond repair, threw it in the trash. Paula retrieved the lamp and the intact glass panel. I told her that I would see about getting it repaired. I had taken it to two shops in CT. One was a lighting restoration business in Hartford. They said they don't handle bent stained glass and recommended a stained glass shop in Old Saybrook. I took it to the stained glass shop and was told that 1 would never be able to match the glass. They also said nothing could be done with the bent metal frame which was too bad because the lamp is an antique. They said that they didn't know of anyone that could repair it. That didn't sound right to me and then I found your business online! Hopefully all goes well with the repair, I am sorry about the 2 cracks I didn't see.
UPDATE: Lamp shade arrived safe and sound. It is absolutely beautiful. Paula was ecstatic and took it home last night. I have attached a couple pictures of the lamp base before rewiring just to show detail. Thank you for your prompt and professional repair of the lamp shade.
Thank you again. Jen
Jen, Coventry CT
Hi Tom, This is to thank you for referring me to Len. The entire process of working with him was as smooth as silk. He communicated very clearly each step of the way. He did just what he said he would do and delivered on this exactly when he said he would. Most importantly the wall sconce looks great! His work is excellent. It was a pleasure to work with someone who is so responsible, clear and responsive. Thanks, again .
Keith, Brookline MA
Hey Len, I wanted to thank you again for the fabulous job you did on my slag glass lamp. I had a question about the slag that I never asked. How old do you think it is? Also, do you think it would eventually be worth fixing those lighter pieces? Again thanks......
Debbie, San Antonio TX
Good morning Len, The lamp arrived yesterday late afternoon. It was in good shape. I have attached pictures of the lamp that you asked for. You did a really good job, and I appreciate your fixing it for me. Thanks,
Dave Amarillo TX
Len I already received the glass. Wow you are amazing! Thank you for the beautiful job. Could you keep the mold for a bit? I may take you up for fixing the lead on the shade. Also a question: The base of the lamp I believe is cast iron (see attached). Originally how was this? Was it painted or waxed? The base is quite unusual. First cast iron, then pewter, then bronze and finally copper. I believe the lamp is from around 1912 or so. They do not make quality like that anymore. Will send you a picture once it is all done. Thanks again.
John , Washington DC
Hi Len, The panels look great! Thanks for being so prompt in getting them made and shipped, much appreciated. You will hear from Catherine when she receives them. I will contact you if I run into problems installing the panels; I'll probably be wishing you had booked a vacation to the Netherlands about then! Regards UPDATE Hello Len, Wishing you all the best for 2019! I thought you would like to see the lamp with new panel finally in it's place.The panel is not perfectly fitted but good enough, hard to tell unless you know which is the new one.Thanks again for helping me get this lamp whole again!
I am back from vacation and I promised you a couple of things. First of all the story on how my lamp got broken. It was an accident that happened one night after a very hard day of work in the heat out doors. I had a drink or two after my work (as usual) and when I stood up from the chair I was sitting in I blacked out (first time ever). When I did, I knocked the table the lamp and a planter were on and both broke. I was grateful your services were available to fix my accident. As for lamps we have, we inherited several from my folks who were collectors of antiques, and have added to them over the years. We have probably 10 at least in various slag glass configurations, from table to ceiling to floor lamps. We value them all! Attached is a picture of the lamp. It looks good, does it not? Regards
Dal Milwaukee WI, USA
My story for Len. My lamp was purchased back in the early 1950's from an antique store in Western Mass while I was stationed at Fort Devens. The lamp was one of the first purchases my wife and I made. Two months ago a tree next to my home fell destroying the roof, the living room and all my furnishings. I was on the phone most of the time with the insurance company and contractors for weeks. My lamp is a possession I can't live with out. Len and I talked on the phone expressing how to box and ship the lamp. Within two weeks my lamp was home and safe again. Len did a great job restoring my slag glass lamp.
Bob, Shelbyville KY
My mothers slag glass lamp has been in our family for about 80 years. Much of the time in Nova Scotia. Four months ago our move West to Vancouver via a moving company (no names) broke several items including our lamp. Finding someone to fix our slag glass lamp was not easy and dealing with the moving company was just as hard. Over the internet, emails and pictures Len convinced us to ship the lamp back east to Rhode Island.
WOW, I thought this lamp had a lot of miles and past history, what am I doing? The day he received the lamp he sent pictures assuring us it was safe with no further damages, including pictures of the glass he was going to use. Within a week we had several more pictures of the bent glass panels and the completed work. The following week our lamp arrived safely back in Vancouver. If not for Canadian customs it would have arrived two days earlier. Len's services are rare and finding someone with his skill set was a blessing. My mom is so happy to have the lamp home again .
Sharon Vancouver CANADA
How did our historic lamp get broken? The lamp rests on a pole stand next to the lazy boy chair. Well we never use the lazy boy and well accidents happen. Last month a quest sat and extended the chair back knocking the lamp over. Getting it back after three weeks was fantastic. You really did a great job
Mary Seattle WA
Sorry for the delayed response Len. The lamp looks great. My wife and I couldn’t tell which glass panel had been replaced. I’ve attached a few photos for your use. True craftsmen are few and far between; you’re one of them. The attention to our order and your service was excellent.b
Below is my testimonial
I broke this lampshade in January of 2015. I took it to a shop which had made a similar repair many years ago. In January of 2019, after numerous promises that they would get the repaired shade back shortly and assurances that no one else, anywhere, could do as good a job, I retrieved my lampshade. I googled stained glass repair, reconciled that I would have to pay to ship the shade somewhere. Len was one of the people I contacted. When I realized he was not even an hour away from me, I honed in on him, mostly to save the shipping fees. I was concerned about color and texture of the repaired glass. Being able to see the glass that would be used, helped to put my mind at rest that the repair would look appropriate. I dropped the shade off on a Friday. Two days later, Len contacted me that the repair was completed.From three years untouched to three days to completion! Len sent me a photo of the shade and I had to look really hard to pick out the repaired piece. Even in person, it took a bit for me to pick out the new glass. Len is extremely knowledgeable about historical glass and its repair. His work was excellent and certainly speedy, which shows care and consideration for his client. Also, the price was fair. Do not hesitate to trust Len with your heirlooms or modern glass pieces.
Marleen Belmont MA.
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If your an international or domestic stained glass studio. You may find my skills necessary to help complete work for your clients. Maybe your to busy doing church estimates, staging and ladder work. In most situations you can just send me your broken bent glass panels to copy. Your still able to perform the restoration and installation of the panels which may need some grinding. If its like the lamp above you can profit from the labor to remove the old glass, foil the new piece and install . Every project is unique. Send me your for a quick quote. Email pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 508-580-1220 (non text)