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Old 13th Feb 2020, 4:16 pm   #1
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To complete the repairs to the clock shown in this thread https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=162841 I need to replace the missing nails that hold the dial ring onto the case or I am going to end up bending it by opening the glass.

The nails in question are 10mm long, have a shaft diameter of 1 to 1.25mm diameter, a head diameter of just over 2mm and the head is slightly domed.

Searching on the internet shows panel pins and moulding pins but nothing that resembles these.

Can anyone point me to a supplier?

Al
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 4:44 pm   #2
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'escutcheon pins' brings up plenty of results.
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 7:12 pm   #3
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Or dressmaking pins cut down?
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 9:43 am   #4
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Not found the size I am looking for yet but escutcheon pins fit the description perfectly. Will keep the dressmaking pins idea as a backup.

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Clock bits supplier https://www.m-p.co.uk/
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 5:40 pm   #6
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There is a type of fastener known as a "drive screw" (conceptually, a nail with multiple threads with a large helix angle) that has a plain round head but the smallest size, 00, with a shaft diameter of 0.060" (1.5mm) will probably be too large.
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 11:36 pm   #7
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Shoemakers used to use something like this known in the trade( in Scotland, Clyde area anyway) as "tingles". Non magnetic, 1.4mm long, tapered square shaft ending up at head of circa 2mm and below as 1.4.
I've done a google for these, but can't find a match. However I've found a shoe repair place that stocks something close to what you are looking for
https://www.etsy.com/market/shoe_repair_nails.
Dad was a shoemaker based outside Glasgow, and I've still got a stock I acquired from his shed when he passed on. If the tinflas fit the bill, let me know how many and a a fellow countryman I'll post them off.
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