Yes. I think that one (old prop) was made out of the low temperature white metal, and it must have melted in the heated liquid he was using. He must have sh#t his pants when that happened; I would have. The new one is one of the pewter ones I told you about. Much less brittle and a melting temp of arounf 450°. Should bend before it breaks, but hopefully you won't have to find that out.