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Old 01-06-18, 10:52 PM   #521
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Certainly looks the part, some of Nettlefolds finest hopefully? You just can't seem to buy anything like it now.

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Old 01-06-18, 10:55 PM   #522
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Certainly looks the part, some of Nettlefolds finest hopefully? You just can't seem to buy anything like it now.

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A guy I used to work with was a toolmaker for the screw making machines at GKN

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Old 01-06-18, 11:02 PM   #523
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Certainly looks the part, some of Nettlefolds finest hopefully? You just can't seem to buy anything like it now.

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Brass screws? Easy to find from 1/2 x 6 up to 2 1/2 x 10....
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Old 01-06-18, 11:18 PM   #524
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Brass screws? Easy to find from 1/2 x 6 up to 2 1/2 x 10....
Yeah, but nothing like the quality of the old Nettlefolds stuff.

Many a church organ and many an aeroplane are screwed together with them, many a cut finger from the small sizes too. Not unusual to see organ consoles with the odd blood spatter polished in...

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Yeah, but nothing like the quality of the old Nettlefolds stuff.
True, but with a good square screwdriver they still go in just the same.
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