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 Post subject: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Sun 08, 2013 5:23 am 
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I restored a Zenith cube radio for a friend of mine that lives in Florida (he's retired). One of his talents is making stained glass panels. For payment on the restoration that I had performed I requested a stained glass panel for the oval window in my "radio room/den".

Below are pictures of the completed window. The pictures do not do it justice. The amount of detail is amazing with all of the curved glass he had to cut for this to come off as one of the classic radio shapes of all time. It features a bright metal finish dial bezel and three metal knobs! What a great way for him to say "thank you".

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Sun 08, 2013 6:26 am 
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Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Sun 08, 2013 6:30 am 
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That is TOO cool!! I LOVE it..... :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 2:22 am 
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Thanks guys.

Like I said before, the pictures don't really depict the class that the piece exudes. But I surely am thrilled to show it off and enjoy it every time I enter the room.

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
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Some day a realtor will point it out to buyers as a ca. 1930's stained glass window and probably have an elaborate fairy tale to add interest.

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 2:48 am 
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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this art work.

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 4:40 am 
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I like those hanging stain glass things . That one is my favorite so far .


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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 5:17 am 
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My wife and I plan on taking it with us if, and when, we move from this home. We've been here 20 years and plan on staying for a long time. But sometimes life has a way of changing our plans. The piece is seperate from the actual window, it was made from a template of the opening so it fits beautifully. Truely custom.

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
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tubular bob wrote:
The piece is seperate from the actual window, it was made from a template of the opening so it fits beautifully. Truely custom.


Having it separate from the actual window offers it better protection as well.


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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Exquisite!

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Quite stylish indeed. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
PostPosted: Dec Fri 13, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words. It feels like a Christmas present that came early.

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 Post subject: Re: A Gift From A Friend...A Stained Glass Crosley Cathedral
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As others say, that is way cool. What a great idea! I'm jealous.
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