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#1

Does anyone have an idea how I might proceed to dispose of solid
brass rings? I have pounds and pounds left over from making belts and
bags decades ago, in varied sizes, (1" to 3"). I need to move them
out of my life. Are there any refineries for brass that accept small
amounts? I could try Ebay but I’d be at it for months and time is
valuable.

Thanks, Ruth Mary


#2

Our recycling place takes brass locally.


#3
Does anyone have an idea how I might proceed to dispose of solid
brass rings? I have pounds and pounds left over from making belts
and bags decades ago, in varied sizes, 

If you watch the news, you’ll have noted any number of instances in
recent years where vandals have stripped things like electrical
wiring or plumbing pipes out of other peoples property (from
buildings and building sites to the wiring in street lamps…) They
do this to sell the copper to scrap dealers (usually to help pay for
their drugs…)

Brass is mostly copper, and you do not have to be a drug addict to
sell copper scrap (or brass scrap) to a scrap metal dealer. You don’t
need an actual refiner. Look in your local yellow pages to find scrap
metal dealers. Sometimes even just plain junk yards, the folks that
pile up scrapped automobiles, will buy such stuff from you. If it’s a
few ounces, don’t bother. But pounds and pounds? There’s enough there
to at least pay for the gas to drive it across town…


#4
...in varied sizes, (1" to 3") 

Ruth Mary, what gauge(s) are these solid brass rings? I don’t know
if you could sell them to someplace like Metalliferous (NYCity) or
Wolf Myrow (Providence, RI). I love buying larger brass rings from
places like that. When I was in Providence last year, I paid $8.50
for a pound of lovely 1" 12-gauge red brass jump rings (I think that
was a wholesale price).

Do you know what type of brass you have? (Some brass alloys may
contain ca. 4% lead.) I have a personal preference for red brass (85%
Cu; 15% Zn). With answers to the questions of gauge and alloy
composition, you could probably sell some of your rings to folks on
this list (like me).

Judy Bjorkman


#5

i’d be interested in some too…maybe you don’t have as far to go
as you thought!


#6

Judy

The solid brass rings were purchased from Bridgeport Brass early
1970s and have been in storage. I have no way of knowing their
composition. Some of the rings came from another source and are
marked “England”.

Thanks for your reply. I’m in the process of making a detailed list
and description and will send you a copy when complete.

I live in New Hampshire.
Ruth Mary


#7

brass does not do well at the scrapper… someone may want them…

george