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 Post subject: Metal Breadbox Atwater Kent
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2019 3:14 pm 
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I am working on restoration of an Atwater Kent metal breadbox cabinet. A search has yielded some information.

The logo plate is too fancy to tape off for painting, so it needs to be removed. It is held on with small brass rivets. Where can these rivets be found and what size are they? Also, is this plate solid brass??

I have never had much success getting rivets tight. I just use a hammer and whatever I can find as a backing plate. How should this be done?

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Ed

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Breadbox Atwater Kent
PostPosted: Dec Mon 09, 2019 3:21 pm 
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The medallion is brass, but gold wash plated. Polish and gold is gone :shock:

Copper rivets are sold everywhere, finding the size you need, shop around. My first stop is always McMaster-Carr.

Tools used are called rivet "sets". Here again, finding the correct tool for the size rivet...

I have, on other projects used tiny brass machine screws and called it a day...

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Breadbox Atwater Kent
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Thank you. I think I will try to find the screws !! Also thank you for info on the plating. I was concerned that could be the case since they have not turned dark in 90 years !!

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