A winning entry in the “The Bigger the Blob, the Better the Job” category:
Buried under the epoxy is the flimsy tab with the pivot around which the handle moves. Any sideways force
will did snap the tab off flush with the body. I had previously repaired it with solvent adhesive, so something more substantial seemed appropriate.
A closer look shows the edges of the brass flange I formed around the tab to absorb the stress:
It’s pretty much fully depreciated, but if I don’t use the epoxy it will go bad on the shelf, so …