We just hung 3 80-year-old chandeliers. It wasn't until they were up
that we noticed a few of the arms were bent; some of the light
fixtures are listing to port, some to starboard, by as much as 30
A friend came over, inspected the chandeliers, and proclaimed that the
arms were cast and could not be bent back to the original position
without snapping. Could this be true? If so, how did the arms get
bent out of whack in the first place? It appears to me that the arms
are not cast but that the leaf-like decorations on the arms are.
I would greatly appreciate any knowledgeable suggestions as to how to
go about straightening the dang thing. (Just to avoid confusion let me
state that "don't buy chandeliers on ebay!" is not a knowledgeable
suggestion regarding chandelier repair.)
Thanks in advance.
p.s. I live in Southeast MI (Ann Arbor) if anyone knows of any local
professional chandelier tamers. There were none in the phone book.
p.p.s. Also please don't respond with "I can't believe you hung
80-year-old Chandler!!" If you are prone to do this, please read the
first sentence again.