|The canopy on this lamp had become detached from the stained glass on this corner, as shown. The piece of manila folder fit in between the pieces.|
|Seen from inside the lamp dome.|
|My first instinct was just to solder the crack but the solder would not melt at temperature, which was unusual. It seems that the crown was absorbing all of the heat. Therefore, the solder was not effective in bonding the crown to the lamp itself.|
|To make for a nice appearance inside the dome, though, I took the time to patina the solder using Black Novacan Patina as shown.|
|As soon as I discovered that the solder was not an effective bond, we tried using black silicone glue. Again, it was not strong enough to adhere the crown to the shade.|
|I thoroughly cleaned the interior of flux, using powdered cleanser and an old dish brush.|
|And here's the result. As mentioned, there is another piece which fits over the crown, so the wires will not be seen. It was a novel repair, but it seems like we learn something new with every one we do!|
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