Does anyone know the makers of the glass mirrors for the black and brass lamps? I just picked up a pair of early Corcoran's and they have their original mirrors (at least they look original - they were stuck in place and I had to use some lacquer thinner to loosen them) and they are made by Pyrex. Does that sound right?
Sounds like originals to me. Pyrex, Corning, and many other glass makers made mirrors for cars back in the day.
one of the original glass makers was McBeth-Pearl Glass. i'm sure there have been others.
Thanks for the re-assurance fella's! I was fairly certain these were the originals - they were pretty well stuck to the inside of the lamp body. Whatever they used as a backing had long ago melted and fused the mirror in place! Thank goodness for lacquer thinner - now it's off to have them re-silvered.
Browns had their name on their mirrors. Victors used mirrors marked C. & A. Matisse. Some mirrors, maybe Corcorans or E & Js, used Macbeths and others had no name.
the original backing ring would have been asbestos and should not have melted. i just re-silvered a pair of original lenses using a kit bought over the inet. for a first time silvering, it turned out good.
What kit were you able to get? I have some of the thin style 6" mirrors I would like to try to silver. They are nice but have some spots on the silver.
I have some of a brand called Lancaster mangins which are the thick style. Lancaster may have been the last manufacturer that quit about 10 to 15 years ago.
Ken in Texas
angleguilding.com is where i got my kit. lancaster glass made a lot of the repops at one time.