Leedy cracked hoop repair

supraphonic

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So I brought this hoop off another forum member for a leedy resto I'm
In the middle of doing. It arrived with an undisclosed crack on one side.
Looks like it has been there for awhile and that an attempt gas been made
To braze it as it is blackened around the area.
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It is a 14" 20's leedy professional model hoop made of brass. I want to have it
Repaired before having it chrome plated to match the other hoop on the drum.
It really only needs to Be filled prior to plating I think. I have read that a low temp silver solder method
Would probably be right for this repair. Any ideas/input on fixing this would be greatly appreciated.
 

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As I said before let the chroming company repair it for you. Brass needs to be braised with sliver if not you will damage it
 

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Hi Leedy, yes the plating company is doing the repair now.
Will post pics once it is finished.
 

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Are you sure the other hardware is chrome? I'm not sure they offered chrome plating in the '20s.
 

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Only just seen this now. I ended up scraping the repair and plating, found
A good condition nickel hoop.

Rich, yes hardware is chrome. The top hoop looks a little odd it's come out well.
Will post some pics.
 

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Supraphonic

I stumbled on your posting with your cracked brass Leedy hoop. I am in need on one. would you by chance still have it and sell it? I live in Indianapolis IN and am trying to get an Indianapolis Era Leedy Playable again, Just missing the Top Hoop (14" 8lug) and 11 Tension Rods.

Thanks for your time!
Paul
heisnoelvis at yahoo (dot) com
 

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