While killing time in the shop with misc. little projects, and trying to find parts for one, I came accross the Buffalo Alaska Mint coin/silver proof from my old money clip. Several years ago the curve of the clip broke– its brass, and it had gotten brittle, work hardened from repeated bending back and forth.
I had intended to put the coin on a new clip, but never could find one I liked, wanting one similar yo what it had, a hinged camming action that clamped it shut.
Got to thinking that I hadn’t really been in any hurry to solder the Marlboro cowboy emblem back onto the clip I’ve been using after it came off last summer either…
So, why not combine them, eh?
The curve of the broken end on the coin backing plate almost perfectly fit the clips curved end.
Cleaned the chrome platting off the one, cleaned the other to bare brass and tinned them in solder. Pressed and heated. Twice.
Filled with solder along the curved end. Three times…
Have I ever mentioned that I Hate soldering? Well I do!
But sometimes I get lucky!
It ain’t perfect but its solid and will fer sure work.
All that holds the coin on is the bezel, 4 little tabs that bend/crimp over the backing plate.
Two old friends with a lot of memories attached
— the Marlboro clip I’ve had since I was a kid. The buffalo clip I got 10 year ago this spring on a 2 week trip to the big city, hanging out with a good buddy when he came home from the service, Fun Times!—
back in service together, finally!