It seems like I have seen a post on Dick Millards's forum about how to easily fabricate them, but sorry I couldn't find it.
The clip in your picture reminds me of an electrical connector that may be crimped around stranded wire and screwed to a terminal of some sort. You might have luck showing it to an electrical supplier.
Bendheim carries them for flat bar, referred to as "bar shoes". I recently had a project that required some, but the bars had been soldered to the border channel and would not receive them. The job required several hundred, so I made a die for a small hand press and fabricated my own that were open on the bottom, rather than Bendheim's version that is a full loop around the bar ends (see attached). If anyone else ever runs into this problem, I would be happy to bend them up as I may otherwise never use my press again.
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Last edited on Fri Sep 6th, 2013 05:20 pm by MattKolenda
Thanks Maria -About a quarter of the glaziers Ive known over the years know them by that name so I was trying for a broader response.
Many people when I ask for those reply "Who the heck is Swinton? :-) So , I end up having to explain clips for round bars...
I bought out the small stock of a studio that went out of business years ago that has kept me supplied for the last several years .
..I dont use them very often but do have a job coming up where they will be necessary and I am down to just a very few. I have tried everywhere that I know, made calls, as well as googling incessantly to find them but so far no luck.
I know that they are made, it just eludes me, so far, where.
any help from anywhere is appreciated
Edited to add: Thanks Matt-if I ever need those flat bar clips I'll know where to go
Last edited on Fri Sep 6th, 2013 05:41 pm by mstar1