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Old 15th Jan 2019, 5:03 pm   #1
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Folks,

Can anyone tell me what these spring clip doohickey things are called and where I might acquire a supply. In life they cling on to a spigot holding a bezel on the front of a Cossor Melody Maker 500.


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Old 15th Jan 2019, 5:20 pm   #2
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Hi similar to starlock washers RS components not the same but for same use also found ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Starlock-...-/253723925397 Mick
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 7:07 pm   #3
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Also known as speed fasteners.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 7:12 pm   #4
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Very similar to Spire Nuts.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 8:15 pm   #5
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You will find them listed as Star Washers.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 8:31 pm   #6
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Star washer is another name for a shake proof washer, also known as a serrated washer for use with a nut on a screw or bolt.

What we have here are Starlock washers.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 10:30 pm   #7
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Agreed.
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They get called many things, though not in polite company.

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Old 18th Jan 2019, 2:54 pm   #9
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I call them all the names under the sun as they can be b@"$%^&*s to remove! There is also a rectangular version and they are used to hold all manner of things in place, including speakers and speaker grilles.
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 7:11 pm   #10
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I had to get some of these for my car. I found the best thing to look for was 'shaft retainer' or 'push fit retainer'. Here is a reasonable selection from Bresco:

https://bresco.com/acatalog/Badge_Fixes-p1.html
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 8:34 pm   #11
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I have fitted hundreds of starlock washers on braking systems over the years and have never known the item in the OPs pics called a starlock, doesn't much look like a star.
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Tinnerman do them in the photo in post 1.....(page 21):

http://www.cfi1.com/documents/client/Tinnerman.pdf

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I have fitted hundreds of starlock washers on braking systems over the years and have never known the item in the OPs pics called a starlock, doesn't much look like a star.
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It appears a more modern version of the OP's sought-after piece, as others including Station-X have mentioned, is a round push-fitting with the registered mark 'Starlock'. They're for retaining shafts without threading and locknuts. The 'Starlock' type are made by this outfit: https://www.bakfin.com/

While the OP's object isn't a 'Starlock', but a generic form of the same idea, it looks like Lawrence's catalogue has the exact type as ssaunders is looking for on the page he mentioned. A good resource, Lawrence!

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