Sometimes it isn't about how much a thing is 'worth' financially speaking, it's more about the satisfaction gained by taking a thing that is unusable and making it useful again. In this reality, it is obviously not financially viable to repair these door handles as the cost would be more that a 'new' set, or more appropriately in this siltation a 'new antique' set. So in this case we get our 'income' from the knowledge that we have saved a bit of brass from the grinder.
These have seen some serious (ab)use.
Fubar? well almost but we'll see what we can do, the first job is to take the thing(s) to bits when we will get a better idea of what's involved.
The work to rebuild the posts is currently ongoing. Check back later to see if we have succeeded.
Once the collars have been silver soldered to the posts its time to get to work with the files
After much filing and a session at the polishing wheel, here are the results
Not too shabby really