This hanger is for a 5' tall regulator with a large heavy bob. It looks like it has been broken for a while, because the crack is now bent out of alignment. I'm afraid to bend it back because it might break somewhere else. What is the best way to fix this? I was thinking of sandwiching two thin sheets of brass around the crack with metal epoxy inside. Or, one thicker plate drilled with pins or screws. I'm afraid of applying heat, because there are other repairs, and I don't know how they were made. This is from a clock made around 1813, maybe older. Thanks for your help, any repair pictures of something similar would be helpful.
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