Need to have part made for old chandelier -- Who? How? Where?
Hi everyone --
I need some info/advice about how to go about getting a replacement part made for an old chandelier, if it can be done without spending a fortune. It's a small, solid, c-shaped piece, about 4" long (straight line from end to end), 3" wide, and about 1/8" thick, and it's purely decorative (no wires run through it). I don't know for certain what type of metal it is, but it looks like antiqued brass. (A magnet doesn't stick to it.)
I believe that a mold could be made from one of the other identical parts (see link to scan). A small hole would need to be drilled in the end so it could be attached, and I'd like the finish to be reasonably close to the finish on the rest of the chandelier. I know nothing about metalworking, so I don't know who could do this or what terminology to use. I'm in the Boston area, but I'm willing to mail the original part if necessary. If anyone could tell me what kind of shop could do this for me (or better yet, recommend one you've used), I would really appreciate it.
Here is a link that might be useful: