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Subject: Mending plates

Mending plates

From: Martin O'Brien <martinob>
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2000
Charlotte M. Seifen <cseifen [at] ix__netcom__com> writes

>We have recently begun experiencing problems with the bending of
>"so-called brass" mending plates recently ordered from Brainerd.
>Upon contacting the company we learned that the they have changed
>suppliers and that the mending plates are no longer actually brass,
>rather they are "brass-colored mending plates."  As bending of the
>mending plates is "not considered a usage of the plates" Brainerd
>was not responsive to the problem.  I also contacted Conservation
>Support Systems who, as it turns out, also orders mending plates
>from Brainerd and has been experiencing the same problem with new
>orders.   After calling several local hardware stores it begins to
>appear as though Brainerd has cornered the mending plate market.
>Does anyone have an alternative supplier of *real* brass mending

    Horton Brasses
    Cromwell, Ct.

They are a small manufacturer of very high quality brass and iron
hardware. Their knowledge, experience and service are first rate.

Martin O'Brien - Cabinetmaker
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:56
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 10, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-56-002
Received on Sunday, 7 May, 2000

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