Brass Hinges

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by renaissance_man, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas, but now that the Turkey has been finished it's time to get back to some prop making.

    I'm looking for some Brass Hinges to finish of a Mark VII Tricorder, but I can't find any here in the UK. I was lucky enough to pick up a Mark VI kit second hand and that had square brass hinges in it, which I'm hoping to match as in the picture below.

    I basically need another few pairs of these hinges.

    Here's a quick picture to demonstrate dimensions.

    [​IMG] Reduced: 85% of original size [ 799 x 693 ] - Click to view full image

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    If anyone has a few pairs or knows where to get them, I will be happy to pay you for them including shipping.

    Fingers crossed and thanks.

    Jamie
     
  2. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    have you checked out goggle for brass piano hinges. You could buy one and cut as many as you like
     
  3. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi Contec, thanks but unfortunately I've tried, and I don't really have the tools to cut a brass piano hinge, I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of these original hinges.
    Anyone
     
  4. Shylaah

    Shylaah Sr Member

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    I hope someone knows the source of the originals, cause that's a tough puppy
    finding that size of hinge.....does it absolutely have to be that exact size?
    I'm thinking most probably yes, but just throwing out here what I was able
    and not able to find cause I already did the looking :)

    Most hinges are higher than the are wide, and most of the ones I could find
    that were wider than they are high had off-set holes.

    Craft Inc. - 6050 3/4" x 1" Butt Hinge
    This one 3/4" X 1" would be about 19mm X 25mm but the holes aren't like
    your example.

    Clock & Box Hinges - Horton Brasses Inc.
    This one, PB-405, at 1 1/4" X 1" would be a too big at about 25mm X 32mm
    if you have to have the exact size that's in your illustration.

    Shylaah
     
  5. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Hinges
    Close, any good?

    SAS
     
  6. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Shylaah,
    I really appreciate the help, but looking at the butt of the hinge there are 5 segments on the one in the link the TNG Tricorders had 4 segments.

    They must be out there somewhere as Rodd.com is using them for their prop kits.
     
  7. Scapey

    Scapey Sr Member

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    :|

    I misread the header at the top of that page as "Minge Hinge Collection", Si!
     
  8. Shylaah

    Shylaah Sr Member

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    Well, I indicated the second hinge on the page the P-405.....I thought it had 4, but acutally a
    closer look it appears to be two short segments and one long one in the middle?? Doesn't matter,
    it was too big anyway.....

    Yeah, out there somewhere..........elusive! I'll keep an eye out....

    Shylaah
     
  9. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, I'd appreciate any help with finding these elusive little pieces of brass.
     

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