I’ve purchased a few antique glass steins that I intend to use instead of display. They’re pretty common Sächsiche Glasfabrik steins from pre-1930. Most of them have a loose strap which is annoying when you’re trying to drink out of them.
Is there a source of information on what I can do to tighten them? I know there are places I can send them for repair, but their value doesn’t really warrant that. I’ve tried some brute force methods on my ‘test’ stein and that doesn’t seem to work. I’m beginning to think that heating them up is my only option…but looking for some type of guidance.
Thanks Ron. I have tried toothpicks, etc to hold it, but it just seems to stretch the tin instead of tightening it. Since these are for visitors to drink out of I suppose a little epoxy might do the trick. I don’t plan on re-selling these.