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 Post subject: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 6:57 pm 
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Does anyone make/sell new rosette head speaker mounting bolts? I saw on ebay scalpers trying to get $15 to $30 plus shipping for a vintage set. There has to be someone selling new ones for a reasonable price. At least i hope so.


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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 10:50 pm 
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The problem is i bought a philco 620 for cheap because some dumbass painted it black and the speaker was mounted with modern screws. I stripped, stained and lacquered the wood of this tombstone. I got the radio working. But i don't really want to mount the speaker with new phillips 10/32 bolts or the like. Maybe i can buy some brass 10/32 screws and grind off the head into a flatish dome and dip in "blacken it" to impart patina. This would be better than putting modern screws on a mid 30s radio which otherwise looks pretty damn good with original knobs and refinished wood.


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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 11:43 pm 
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Those are indeed getting very hard to find these days.

If they'll work, this set of 4 8-32's on e-bay don't seem too unreasonable at $9.44 shipped.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/393363359669?h ... SwqmVegKPM

I've seen similar knurled head decorative screws in the lighting hardware department at places like Menards and Loews in the past, so you might want to check there or your local hardware store.

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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 8:16 pm 
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Thanks Sir


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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 10:29 pm 
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also see if he still has any. https://philcoradio.com/davis/index.html

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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 4:36 am 
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trainman wrote:
also see if he still has any. https://philcoradio.com/davis/index.html


His are $6 pair, a little cheaper than ebay.

Look at mirror screws, or maybe glue a furniture tack to a screw head

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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 9:06 am 
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The trick seems to be getting the search terms exactly right. If you search for "rosette head screws" you'll get some hits.

https://www.bplampsupply.com/product/22 ... humb-screw
https://www.kyleswitchplates.com/decora ... per-proof/
https://www.baytechdzh.com/index.php?ma ... _id=537919


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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 1:14 pm 
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BobWeaver wrote:
The trick seems to be getting the search terms exactly right. If you search for "rosette head screws" you'll get some hits.

https://www.bplampsupply.com/product/22 ... humb-screw
https://www.kyleswitchplates.com/decora ... per-proof/
https://www.baytechdzh.com/index.php?ma ... _id=537919


I came across those also, but the 3/8" to 1/2" length is likely too short for speaker mounting when considering the thickness of the front cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: New speaker rosette bolts?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 2:58 pm 
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I haven't looked for them online because I have some in stock. Something else to look for online are the GC packs which I still saw in jobbers as recently as 25-30 years ago. The GC stock numbers and descriptions for the parts that I have are:

H1250-F Ornamental Screws Assorted
H1252-F Ornamental Screws 6-32 x 3/4
H1253-F Ornamental Screws 6-32 x 1"

There were possibly others, but my GC catalog is buried. When I unearth it I will look for other GC pack numbers.

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