I am trying to do a research paper comparing today’s modern chain
making machines which incorporate laser welding, with the “old” way
of making chain, meaning using a chain machine but then having to
solder the chain in an oven. Problem is that laser welded chain has
so taken over the industry that I can’t seem to get any samples of
the old style chain to compare. Does anybody know where I can get the
old style chain, either solder filled wire or solid wire, oven
soldered. I am specifically looking for platinum chain. Credit will
be given to all participant in my paper.
Also, does anyone know where I can get some history on chain making,
such as who invented the first chain machine and so forth. Web
searches have turned up zippo. Anyones help would be appreciated.
Tiffany & Co.