80s Filofax Fatal Flaw Fix?

I've been a Filofax/LeFax geek since the 80s, and have 2 navy blue Winchester (regular and extra large ring size, yay!) personal sized binders and a red DeskFax that all have the 80s Filofax "Fatal Flaw": the button of the snap closure cracked and fell off. Ugh!

Someone told me in the 90s that a cobbler could fix it, but I didn't get around to getting it done (as you see, I desperately need to organize myself).

Has anyone else found a fix for this?

Cheers and thanks!

boulevardier

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You got any pictures ?

It would help us help you figure it out.
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80s Filofax Fatal Flaw: FIx? Pics Posted

Hi everybody!

Here are some pics of the problem:

Go to Flickr

or heck, my coding is nonexistent, so her eis the link to cut and paste into your browser to see it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36107945@N04/sets/7215762450535...

The top of the snap button was only plastic, not plastic or enamel on a little dome of metal, so the plastic usually shattered very quickly after use.

This applied to alot of Winchester binders, and the Deskfax made at that time. 1,000s were already in distribution and were never recalled.

Does anyone know a way to fix it? Can a shoemaker put in a new clasp, do you think without wrecking the leather tab its on? :)

Cheers and thanks!

Brenda aka boulevardier

p.s. does anyone here ever sell old Filofax or Lefax binders on Bazaar?

More pictures would help

Can you do a close-up of both sides of the tab and then the other half of the snap ?

Depending on how the two halves of the snap are attached, any competent leather crafts-person should be able to put in a new snap.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***