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    Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    Hello

    Im in need for split rivets for securing the brass handles that hold the leather handle...

    where can i find them? i already searched...

    some m2 brass screws would also do... around 15mm long i suppose....

    Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    sin eater

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    70 years ago I used split rivets to fix harness and other leather straps. Perhaps a shop that does that work now could help you. The split rivets were quicker to use, but cylindrical copper rivets that had to be swaged over a washer seemed to be more reliable. They wouldn't work so well on the 2D though.

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    Gerstner & Sons sell split rivets as used on their wooden tool chests.
    Kinda expensive at five for $10-$12:
    https://gerstnerusa.com/replacement-hardware

    Mcmaster-Carr is the go-to supplier of all good things:
    https://www.mcmaster.com/split-rivets

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    Im in Portugal...

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    ruilourosa, try looking for split rivets from luggage or hand bag suppliers in your country, you might even try
    shops that do leather repairs.
    JimC

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    I don’t know if it’s practical for you to order from the UK, but I bought my split rivets from this outfit. https://www.saddler.co.uk/?cr=3133&c...ons_and_rivets

    Roger

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    Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    When I re-did mine (replaced leather handle while I was at it), I used small brass screws and nuts from McMaster-Carr, on recommendation from someone here. It worked well, is easily reversible, and while not historically accurate, looks fine to me. FWIW.

    Not a great photo, but gets the idea across, I hope:


    New handle by Robert Brazile, on Flickr


    Robert

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