Repair methods 2 - short patch repairs

Repairpairedchains.bmp
When the chains pair-up, key goes with lock; hook with eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supposing the damage essentially removes a whole letter - in this case one of the keys.

Repairpairedchainsmissingkey.bmp
One of the keys is missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's rather difficult to simply stick another key back on.  So instead the cell removes a couple of links of the chain ....

Repairpairedchainssp1.bmp
The links with the damaged base have been removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then heals the break by applying a short patch which includes a replacement key ...

Repairpairedchains.bmp
When the chains pair-up, key goes with lock; hook with eye.