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Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by American Vintage Bicycle Supply, Aug 12, 2017.
I know I've seen some in the past. Who do you guys use to make brass badges?
I've been squeezing some out from ca. 1910 dies:
Custom work is in the future. A bunch of people are doing photoetch stuff.
That's very impressive.
I really need one of those Eclipse badges!!!!!!!!
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Here's the press I made to make them:
The frame is what's left of a tie-rod type hydraulic cylinder with a 30 ton hydraulic cylinder, with some various industrial blanking plates. The red sheets are 1/16 95 durometer polyurethane which act as the "force". It's a labor intensive process, with a couple of intermediate annealings needed as the brass work hardens. This type of press is not the best at embossing, but it is what I could find the parts for. For more reading on the subject check out the book "
Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths
It is out of print now, so grab a copy while you can.
How much are your badges? I'd like a few.
I'm 3000 miles away from home right now- I will let you know when I get back there. They are cheaper if they are not cut out, but I am getting better at it. A tiny pair of tin snips helps.