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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: What is it called ? Reply with quote

Can anyone put me out of my misery please?
I am looking for some two-part fixings, the type commonly used to connect fittings to vintage windscreen frames. The best description I can come up with is a kitchen cabinet connector bolt comprising male and female parts each with shallow domed slotted heads. the two pieces pass through the components and are screwed up tight. Incidentally I can find these kitchen related items easily but cannot believe they were originally called kitchen cabinet connectors.
Any ideas please?
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you show us a photo?

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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the term you are looking for is "Bolt and Cap Nut"

Scroll down a bit on this page for examples.

http://www.rockler.com/hardware/fasteners

Hope this helps a bit
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think these are what screw fix call "inter screws"
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metal Inter Screws, M/Screws, Double ended Screws, Chicago Screws, Bolt and Cap Screws


Yep, they are definitely called thingies. Wink Smile
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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone.

Chicago screw brings the best internet search results and are pretty much what I have been looking for. I'm not sure the assemblers of prewar cars knew them as such though so it would be nice to know what they used to be called 'back in the day'

Well done again Forum
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dictionary Quote:

"The Chicago screw is a fastener consisting of a flanged barrel nut post and a flanged screw; commonly used for connecting pieces of tack -- such as attaching a headstall to a bit. It was first manufactured and marketed in the 1870s by the Chicago Screw Company. The flanges of the barrel nut and the accompanying machine screw are designed to sit flush on either side of the items being fastened. In addition to its use in joining pieces of tack, the Chicago screw is commonly used in binding thick books such as swatchbooks and scrapbooks.

The Chicago screw was probably developed by Harry Clinton Goodrich, a founder and the majority shareholder of the Chicago Screw Company. His many patents included inventions for horse shoes, boot soles, safety elevators, noiseless slate for schools, bicycles, curling iron heaters for lamps, baking or roasting ovens, water heaters, and attachments used by many different sewing machines.

A successful businessman, Goodrich was a great horseman and owned several horses, including a well-known trotting horse named Bodine.
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1935Hillman



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this website which although clearly aimed mainly at book and pamphlet binding will possibly be suitable for the type of use I am thinking of. I will see if I can buy a sample and try them out.
They are not EXACTLY the same as the old ones I have but may well do the job.

http://www.ukpatternbookfasteners.co.uk/product.html
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