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    Default Brass hardware

    Hi,

    I managed to source a pair of original Beale piano sconces, which are the exact match for my WW1 era upright Beale piano. I need screws (counter sunk, dome, slot brass) and hinge pins/rods.

    Can anyone suggest a supplier in Melbourne who might be able to help?

    Thanks in advance,
    Fletch
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    Graeme Brown Antiques would be a good starting point.
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    GB may have the screws . Your going to have to make or have made the hinge pins . Fist thing to look for if your making them is nails of the right diameter or larger .

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    If you look at other Sconces like that . Were any of them made so the pins were be able to be pulled out so the wax could be cleaned off them ? That looks like it could be a possibility. Not just plain standard pins but a single thing with a little turning at the top of the pin to stop it dropping through . One pin that goes through the lot .

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    Thanks AlexS, Ill check GB out.

    I suspect you are right auscab, it would have been a single pin through both hinge points - probably 1/4 rod, with a head at the top. May just have been peened flat at one end, or machined down to achieve this. More likely the former (production costs mattered even 100+ ago...)

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    There used to be a place in Swan St. richmond that had old building materials, door & furniture fittings. Can't remember their name & it's a few years since I was down there, but could be worth looking for.
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