does anyone know where to buy brass screws with slot tops, not Philips heads?
I need them for the brass sills and the door striker plates so they have to be #8's and #10's..
An internet search is not helping right now, but I will keep looking.
Thank you in advance. Bob
Send away and get a catalogue for Restoration Supply Co, www.restorationstuff.com.
They are one of the few company that has the old stuff available and are willing to sell by the piece. Many don't appreciate their ala carte pricing, but when you really want something...they always have it or something close enough to use
Lang's has them.
Try Bolt Depot. https://www.boltdepot.com/Wood_screws_Slotted_flat_head_Brass_8.aspx
Any Ace Hardware store will have them in stock.
http://www.acehardware.com/home/index.jsp?prof=52&prof=52&affcode=185243&cid=PPC :185243&k_clickid=3e9738ad-6d83-e8a9-138a-000018103be1&searchdef=2342237&002=234 2237&005=4208237008&006=2266604359&009=e&011=ace%20hardware&020=637155345
Refer to attached Hillman fastener web site.
Your local True Value Hardware dealer may have these in stock, or they can order for you
Bob, try Fastenal or McMaster Carr. Dave
Would you consider supporting the vendors who carry the parts we oftentimes need ?
Sorry for the repeat info. There were six replies before I could post! Dave
I recently needed a single bolt for a project. I bought it at the Orscheln farm supply for 13¢. Later I was in the local Ace Hardware for something else and checked their price for the same bolt. It was 60¢. Often it pays to shop around. I realize it was less than a dollar that prompted me to drive an extra couple of blocks to the farm supply, but any price that's 362% higher seems to do that to me.
"prompted me to drive an extra couple of blocks"
...a truly frugal person (original) would have saved the gas and walked
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You could also ask your local piano tuner, the piano part vendors have these in Oval head & flat head, steel with brass or nickel plate.
No solid brass ones though. Price in #6 & #8 with 1/2 or 3/4" lengths seem to be around $10 for a box of 100 (allowing a little mark up & shipping)
got mine at lowes
The blocks are about a quarter mile, so the farm supply is about a half mile past the Ace, or a round trip of a mile. That's about twenty minutes of walking. As we all know, time is money. With the Kansas minimum wage of $7.50 applied, I would have spent $2.42 of my time walking. With gas currently at $1.75 in these parts, the small part of a gallon I used was the thrifty choice.
Your local ACE hardware has slot head brass screws. Their larger stores have a decent selection and you will be surprised of some of the other fastners they carry.
Wowzers. Cheapest in town is 2.09 and going to my daughter's place the other day I found gas at $2.03.
I think that the last time I bought gas at $1.75 per gallon I still had a full head of hair.
Heads up. Above suggestions are great, and the quality vendors should be no problem. But, take your
magnet. A lot of the "brass" screws, hinges, etc.
now sold at national chains are just brass plated
steel. A bummer when they rust. And, make sure,
the slots are well cut. Often, foreign screws are
of much lower quality. You get what you pay for
here. Been there, done that.
Steve, If you ran, it would have been cheaper. If you sprinted, you might have been able to pay yourself the minimum wage.
Chaffin's has them too. Glen
I do not like slotted screws. I doubt many if any man does.
I'm not a model T purist, but I prefer not to have Philips head in certain areas like the sills.
Good to know about the cheaper quality screws.
Langs have a good range that appear in different places in their catalogue. They have the prefix of BWS (brass wood screw) these are almost impossible to buy in Australia
Restoration supply would be the last place I would shop. Their mark up is way over the top. Just check their prices, you can find the same things they sell, just google and spend a little time and save a huge amount of your hard earned dollars. Get their catalog go on line and you can find the same merchandise and compare the prices, you will be astounded at the difference in price.
Just a heads up. Many of the STANLEY brand of hinges, hasps...etc say "SOLID BRASS" on the package but they are thinly brass plated steel and almost sure to scratch through where the screws go or when placed in actual service. If you follow brass or copper prices you would know by the price that they could not be solid brass unless they were old stock.
try: Spaenaur Inc., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada,N2B 3C3, phone, 519-744-3521 This is a very large industrial supplier
Any quality marine chandler will stock a large range of flat slotted brass screws -Karl
I own an old '20s house, along with my Model T's, so I'm always looking for the correct screws for stuff. My local Ace hardware still carries a lot of the oval head slotted screws used on stuff, but the one I've had difficulty finding is the #9 X 1" FH slotted brass wood screws for the hinges in my house. Another one is the #9 X 1/2 RH slotted wood screw that we use on our terminal blocks. I think I've drained the supply in the country on these, and will probably have to have them custom made soon.
Otis would have made them for you Larry !
www.blacksmithbolt.com is what I have bookmarked for future purchases. Prices seem good, and they seem to cater towards the antique restoration crowd.
Here is a link to the brass slot head screws: http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/store/c/30-Brass-Wood-Screws.aspx