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Offline Doug Rose

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Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« on: January 11, 2020, 01:24:38 PM »
 I just used the last of my chrome transmitter screws. I had so many, I can't remember where I bought them of how much I paid. Anyone selling them?...>Doug
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 12:56:41 AM »
I used to get them from House of Telephones. This was years ago. I would by them from Odis at the Kansas show.

If you know the size and thread count, you might be able to find  them by the box at a specialty fastener supplier.
Please post your source if you find any.
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 06:25:56 AM »
I used to get them from House of Telephones. This was years ago. I would by them from Odis at the Kansas show.

If you know the size and thread count, you might be able to find  them by the box at a specialty fastener supplier.
Please post your source if you find any.
Thanks,
Jim

Pretty sure that they are #2-56 machine screws. I still have 100 or so left from Odis' stockpile, but they aren't round-headed (they are pan-head) so I don't like them as much as older "OEM" transmitter screws. As I recall, they are the same size as the machine screws that are used for instruction card frames on pay telephones.
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 08:07:06 AM »
I got a few hundred from Odis when he was retiring that had to be 10 years ago. I really miss him. OPW wants 4 for $2.95. I think Odis used to sell 100 fro $8? I had so many and then I went to fix up a stick yesterday and I had five left.  >:(  ...Doug
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 10:44:15 AM »
I searched for #2-56 machine screws round head slotted. there were a lot more results than anticipated.

There are some cheap 1/4" SS at walmart.
$13.81/100
This site has them in brass.
https://www.boltdepot.com/Machine_screws_Slotted_round_head_Brass_2-56.aspx
$9.66/100
You could plate the brass ones with a plating kit. Then you would have a plating kit to experiment with as well.
Jim
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 12:28:12 PM »
I have bought transmitter screws from Mark in the past.. They are stainless, round head slotted, and look good on a phone.

Hope this helps...

Link is below...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Candlestick-telephone-and-wood-wall-telephone-transmitter-screw-box-of-100/111187897053?hash=item19e350aadd:g:y5QAAOxy2HFSW

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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 01:11:17 PM »
Perfect....thanks Steve.....Doug
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 01:27:37 PM »
Good tip.
100 plated screws for less than $20.00 delivered is a nice price.
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Re: Wanted Chrome Transmitter Screws
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 08:23:25 PM »
I searched for #2-56 machine screws round head slotted. there were a lot more results than anticipated.

There are some cheap 1/4" SS at walmart.
$13.81/100
This site has them in brass.
https://www.boltdepot.com/Machine_screws_Slotted_round_head_Brass_2-56.aspx
$9.66/100
You could plate the brass ones with a plating kit. Then you would have a plating kit to experiment with as well.
Jim

If you get the brass screws, you can blacken them chemically with a product model railroaders use called "Blacken it"; works great!
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