I got a piece today from an old estate that was made in the 1950’s.
It is a maple leaf brooch stamped from copper, but I have ideas for
incorporating it into a pendant. The clasp was soldered on using what
appears to be an easy silver solder, judging by the color, but I’m
not sure. Anyone have any idea what sorts of solder were being used
in those days ? (I was about 6 or something when this brooch was
made). I’d like to melt it off and remove the clasp before mounting
on the pendant, but I’m not sure what temperatures I might be dealing
with to remove such old solder, and I don’t want to mess up the leaf.
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