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Shrine of Miraculous Medal Lantern is Glass Bead Blasted and Repaired

Shrine Lantern is Glass Bead Blasted and Repaired

The complete restoration of a large outdoor lantern from the Shrine of Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is progressing rapidly.


Shrine of the Miraculous Medal - Lantern Restoration
The frame of the lantern was removed from the pole, and all individual components were disassembled so that they could be individually inspected for damage and repaired as needed.  Once disassembled, the frame, pole, and individual components of the fixture were glass bead blasted to smooth the surface profile and to remove all undesirable residual contaminants; preparing the surfaces for the powdercoat.

Shrine of the Miraculous Medal - Lantern Restoration
Numerous holes that were drilled to hold plastic panels during a previous repair were filled in, and copper tabs were soldered to the lantern’s frame for the purpose of holding new glass panels.

Shrine of the Miraculous Medal - Lantern Restoration
The fixture will soon be given a powder coat matte black textured finish, and then rewired in accordance with UL standards.

For more details and additional photos from this restoration project, please click the following link:

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About New Grand Light, LLC:

Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University, antique pieces from the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, IL, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and other prestigious projects nation wide.

Located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, Grand Light has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 70 years.

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