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Ari Melkon Kebabçı

Sarı Zeybek Sokak No 32, Karaköy, Istanbul

The Armenian craftsman Ari Melkon will repair or replicate any bronze antique fitting – latches, doorknobs, keyholes, window handles. No website, no telephone, just turn up.

His neighbours in Karaköy’s brass-burnishers’ district include Halil İncir if you need anything burnished and Ismail Ay if you need anything made out of brass, especially propellors.

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