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Subject: Phase box rivets

Phase box rivets

From: George R. Leake III <taliesin>
Date: Friday, December 6, 1996
Alexandra Greathead < [at] gtnet__gov__uk> asked on behalf of
Brian Thomas, Conservation Department, Public Record Office, Kew:

>The Conservation department of the Public Record Office at Kew
>is currently looking for suitable rivets for use as catches in
>making phase boxes.  The steel nickled finish type do not meet
>our specifications.  Does anyone know of a supplier of either
>brass or nylon rivets.

I have never heard of nylon rivets, but the Ransom Center at UT
Austin for years has settled on Tandy Leather in the USA as a main
supplier of brass rivets. It turns out that Tandy has a division in
the UK, and the Austin store gave me this information:

    Pearce Tandy Leather Craft Ltd.
    Billing Park (NN3 9BG)
    Northampton (0604) UK

And apparently the  description/stock number for the brass rivets we
buy is the same in both the UK and US Tandy catalogue: "Rapid Rivets
(LARGE), stock # 1275".

We have tried many other brass rivets, and even though these Tandy
Rivets are still the best I know of at this moment, they are clearly
not making rivets like they used to 11 years ago.

George Leake
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Conservation Department
UT Austin

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:54
                 Distributed: Friday, December 6, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-54-004
Received on Friday, 6 December, 1996

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