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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 12:55 am
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mstar1
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Does anyone know where I can find these?
(see attachment)

Thanks

Bill Dodds
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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 04:40 am
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Not sure where you can get them, but they are called "Swinton clips".



 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 04:06 pm
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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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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2013 04:07 pm
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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

anyone?

Edited to add: Thanks Matt-if I ever need those flat bar clips I'll know where to go

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 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2013 03:21 am
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goggle "cable lugs" or "wire ring terminals" wire gauge size: 7/0 = 1/2",3/0 = 3/8"

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Round pipe or tubing could be modified, too. For your quantity, a local machine shop might be a useful resource. - Tod



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