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I have a Petrie Lewis pewter card box and the hinge has broken and it needs to be repaired and soldered I have tried a few jewelers in the area I'm in with no results. Any recommendations on how to have it repaired?
Michael L
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What sort of damage is it?
You can maybe try a place that does shoe repair? They'll usually also handle repairs to luggage, purses, and the like. A hinge on a box might be in their wheelhouse.
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A picture of the hinge and place where it broke off, would help. Pewter is usually molded metal, not sheet metal. Applying any heat would melt the Pewter. I tried once to repair an antique coffee pot and could not put the spout on without damaging it further.

If the hinge came off the flap lid, then just try some J.B. Weld glue. If the hinge pin came out, just get hinge and swap the pin out.

The Internet is full of information, have you tried searching the Internet for "repairing Pewter antiques". I had a P&L catalog at one time, and no such item was listed. Must be really old.
Dan Ford
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Bill had some good advice on the JB Weld. I use that and also use a 5 minute epoxy that comes in 2 parts. Once mixed, you have under 5 minutes to set up, and it fully cures in 24 hours. You can hold the parts together with the epoxy and after about about 3 minutes it begins to harden and you can let go. I love both solutions. My 2 cents worth!!
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