Restoration – Replacing an Antique Bottle Lid Hinge Part 2

Having a shop front onto the High Street means…..
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Having a shop front onto the High Street means that Andrew and his team get all sorts of repair in to be carried out and not just jewellery either. Reading and sunglasses are a popular item as well as antique items. What we think was a perfume bottle came in to have the hinge repaired.

Looking at these old items makes Andrew feel like Sherlock Holmes. You have to look at every detail to see if there have been any previous repairs that may prove the present repair completely unrepairable. Lead solder is a popular solder used by those who don’t know anything about metalsmithing…….DISASTER. Luckily everything went OK with the hinge repair and Andrew shows you how he manages without the correct material for the job in question.

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