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Brass Escutcheon Pins Customer Questions and Answers

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Are these real solid brass or cheap junk they say is brass?

Asked on 11/06/2011 by Undisclosed

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The Brass Escutcheon Pin I purchased in 2008 were the best.

Answered on 11/07/2011 by CAROL BENDELEWSKI
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Real, Solid Brass

Answered on 11/07/2011 by ANDREW GILBERT

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The brass escutcheon pin are made of solid brass and not plated steel. I predrill holes under size to help keep pins from bending.

Answered on 11/07/2011 by EDWIN FULLER

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It's the real deal........

Answered on 11/07/2011 by ERMINIO DISALVO

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Always a skeptic, huh? They are the real deal, solid brass. No plating just pure yellow metal, a marriage of Copper and Zinc in pure alloy joy. Best Wishes, Dennis in Lexington, KY

Answered on 11/07/2011 by DENNIS DEVER

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No, they are solid brass. No issues with these!

Answered on 11/13/2011 by RUSSELL ALLEN

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These are real brass. We've purchased them in 2010 and they were high quality.

Answered on 11/07/2011 by RACHEL MUMFORD

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Real brass. Need to pre-drill or they will bend all over the place on anything but the softest material.

Answered on 11/07/2011 by TRADITIONAL FINE FURNITURE

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Hi, These escutcheon pins are solid brass and are excellent quality. I needed them to replace escut. pins used for the rail caps on a 1905 closed gunnel B N Morris canoe I was restoring. They were a perfect replacement for the original pins. You will not be disappointed. Ed

Answered on 11/08/2011 by ED MOSES

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They are SOLID BRASS. Nice quality (but being brass they are softer than steel). I used them on a kayak I built and am very satisfied.

Answered on 11/07/2011 by Mark Parker
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which gauge is thicker 14 or 18 gauge?

Asked on 06/13/2015 by Undisclosed

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#14 gauge are much thicker than #18 gauge. The shank of #14 is .083 inches, and the head is .177 inches. The shank of a #14 gauge is .049 inches and the head is .098 inches.

Answered on 06/14/2015 by MARK BEITO
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14 gauge is thicker, as indicated in the table on this web page: < a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1943&turntoqid=S0EGakoWaw&turntosuid=SUQFYkoXaw&sourceId=1&iqrlId=21018153&turntosku=1943&turntoflow=answer#turntodone" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1943&turntoqid=S0EGakoWaw&turntosuid=SUQFYkoXaw&sourceId=1&iqrlId=21018153&turntosku=1943&turntoflow=answer#turntodone< /a>

Answered on 06/14/2015 by RICHARD BENISH

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14 Gauge is thicker it is standard Wire Guage. Which the smaller the number the thicker it is. For exact dimensions look up Standard Wire Gauge in Wikipedia. 18# .048 In Diameter. 14# .080 In Diameter.

Answered on 06/15/2015 by MICHAEL SHUMAN

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14gaugeis thicker. The smaller the number, the thicker the pin.

Answered on 06/13/2015 by Jerry Clegg

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14 is thicker

Answered on 06/13/2015 by DAN GOSSELIN

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Assuming Jamestown Distributing is using the same sizing scale / gauge commonly used in the industry for wire, 14 is thicker than 18. An example, 22 gauge wire is much thinner than 14 gauge and 16 gauge electrical wire is thinner than 8. I hope this helps you. ATB, LouS/

Answered on 06/15/2015 by LOUIS SCAVNICKY

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14. Lower number thicker the gauge

Answered on 06/15/2015 by JACOB LOIKO

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Gauge Shank Diameter (inch) Head Diameter (inch) #18 0.049 0.098 #16 0.065 0.136 #14 0.083 0.177 Sorry I didn't read the question carefully the first time. Your answer is on the website.

Answered on 06/14/2015 by ELAINE HARDMAN

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With sheet metal, less is more. A smaller gauge number means a thicker sheet of metal.

Answered on 06/13/2015 by ELAINE HARDMAN

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These pins are really the same as wire gages. The smaller the number, the thicker the pin. So, 14 > 18. Hope this helps.

Answered on 06/13/2015 by MICHAEL A. FINNICUM
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Are these made in the USA? Are the solid brass? Can they be driven into hardwood or do they need to be predrilled? Thanks

Asked on 03/03/2015 by Emma Barton

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Yes, they are solid brass. I use them in walnut, oak and cherry and predrill them. Not sure where they are made.

Answered on 03/04/2015 by TOM BOLAND
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Yes, they are solid brass. I believe they are made in the US, but will have to check the box tomorrow. Don't know about hardwood application; I can nail them into pine without any drilling. Suspect you might need to predrill as the end taper is not long.

Answered on 03/04/2015 by FRANCES CONKLIN

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I only use the thinnest ones, so I have no clue about the pre-drilling. BUT,I do know they are solid brass.I cut them and use them add little rivets so I am sure if that! Alan

Answered on 03/03/2015 by ALAN FOLTS

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I don't know where they are made. And the box, alas, does not say. The Jamestown label covers any possible identifying info. The seem like quality solid brass. Sorry to waffle, but I don't know hard your hardwood is. I've drilled pilot holes on softish wood, but that's my habit.

Answered on 03/03/2015 by JOHN BALZAR

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I'm unsure where they are made. Since they are very small and were finding their way out of the original cardboard / paper packaging, I transferred them to a clear, plastic, screw top container. They are solid brass. I used them on oak and didn't try to drive them in w/o pre-drilling a small pilot hole. COMMENT. I only needed 50. I ordered the smallest quantity I could find and now have several hundred left that I will probably never use. They were not expensive but now I'm left with quite a few that will sit in that plastic jar until and hopefully another project surfaces. Thanks, LouS/

Answered on 03/03/2015 by LOUIS SCAVNICKY

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The box doesn't say whether they are made in the US. I would suspect so as they are very well machined.

Answered on 03/05/2015 by FRANCES CONKLIN

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I can not say as to where they are made. They are solid brsss. I purchased #18 diameter and I predrilled the plywood that I installed them in, to avoid bending.

Answered on 03/04/2015 by TED KUCHARSKI

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not sure where they are made as i have already used them all and no longer have the packaging. they are solid brass and i had no issues driving them into many different types of wood. these are a better quality than anything i was able to find in a hardware store.

Answered on 03/03/2015 by SCOTT TAL

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Yes, they are made of solid brass and are small enough to easily be driven into hardwoods. I do not know if they are made in the USA.

Answered on 03/03/2015 by MICHAEL LESSARD
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I need these pins to install solid brass locks onto leather briefcases. In order to do this I need pins that peen easily, as sometimes I have to peen in very narrowly specified areas. Does anyone know how easily these pins can be peened?

Asked on 06/01/2012 by Edward Santoro

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Thank you for the responses. On further research today, I have found additional information for the escutcheon pins I need. It seems that I need pins of a type of brass that has been called &quot;Prince's metal&quot; or &quot;Prince Rupert's Metal&quot;. This brass is an alpha brass of 75% copper and 12% zinc and has been used as imitation gold because of its rich yellow color. Might anyone know of another name for this type of brass?

Answered on 06/01/2012 by Edward Santoro
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They will peen over nicely.

Answered on 06/01/2012 by ED MOSES

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These escutchion pins are quite soft. However, you will need to make a miniature setting tool in order to set them correctly.

Answered on 06/02/2012 by RICHARD TREVENA

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They are quite hard... hard enough to easily pound into soft wood. I do not think they will peen at all. It might be softened by heating them with a torch.

Answered on 06/02/2012 by VAL HEINER

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can't tell you since I don't peen them but suspect they'd do nicely.

Answered on 06/01/2012 by MICHAEL MULLINS

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These are more like nails than rivets. I have not tried to peen them, but I have driven them in to very hard wood with only a small pilot hole and had no problem with bending or deforming. This would argue against their being easy to peen, but again, I have not actually tried it.

Answered on 06/01/2012 by Mark Parker
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I need tiny little nails to attach antique brass backplates to my china cabinet. Will these work? Must be very small.

Asked on 01/24/2012 by Rita P

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This is the product that is used for that purpose. It is a question of choosing a size that is suitable for your application. Dennis

Answered on 01/24/2012 by DENNIS GARZONE
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When using these, I use pair of needle nose plyers to hold them instead of my fingers. Once they are started, the hammer does the rest of the work.

Answered on 03/16/2012 by JAMES ZACCARELLI

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Should be perfect

Answered on 01/24/2012 by MICHAEL MULLINS

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Should word fine with small hammer.... keep fingers out of way.

Answered on 01/24/2012 by ERMINIO DISALVO

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It should work fine if you use the 18 gauge and pre drill to 1/8" short of the shank length. Good Luck.

Answered on 01/24/2012 by BOB RIVERA

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yes, I think thy will. I use them for my straight razors.

Answered on 01/24/2012 by PHILIP AUGUSTINE
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Approximately how many nails are in 1 pound of 18 gauge 3/4 inch brass escutcheon pins?

Asked on 08/08/2015 by Betty Constance

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listed here in catalog

Answered on 07/03/2017 by anonymous
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I have bought only the 18g 1/2" But this is what I extrapolated. 10 Pins weighs consistently .051 Oz so that comes out to: 16 / .051 = 313.7 X 10 = 3137 Pins per Lb Now if you add a little bit less than half of the weight for 10 pins because your adding 1/4 inch or half the length of 1/2" pins although negligible the Head weighs a little more. so my Guesstimate is that 10 pins of 3/4 will weigh: .051 + a little less than half of that which is .0255 and I am going to use .0248 .051+.0248 = .0758 oz per 10 pins so 1 Lb is: 16 / .0758 = 211.08 x 10 = approx 2110.8 pins per Lb of 3/4" 18g Pins give or take as my best guesstimate based on weighing.

Answered on 08/10/2015 by MICHAEL SHUMAN

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I really have no idea of piece count, but there is a heck of a lot of them. I'm sure there are hundreds of nails in a one pound box.

Answered on 08/08/2015 by MICHAEL A. FINNICUM

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Too many to count. I would estimate 500 to 750. I only needed about 30 so I have plenty left.

Answered on 08/08/2015 by LOUIS SCAVNICKY

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Ok, I did not see this but in the drop down box for ordering the size and gauge they put the pins per lb. By Jamestown they count 2208 pins per lb my guesstimate was off by about a hundred under.

Answered on 08/10/2015 by MICHAEL SHUMAN
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Are these solid brass?

Asked on 07/08/2015 by William Heckman

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YES ! and... they are SOLID STURDY BRASS. I use the #14 as powder horn base plug pins and to decorate my period firearms. They are AWESOME ! As a suggestion, when I use them in this manner, I pre-drill a 1/16&quot; wide starter hole and hold the pin in a needle-tip plier before striking with a small ball peen hammer. ENJOY !

Answered on 07/08/2015 by DAVID KNAPP
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Yes. Solid brass.

Answered on 07/08/2015 by BRIAN HELLWIG

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The brass escutcheon nails usually have duller finish than the brass coated steel nails. Brass is softer and can be cut and flattened easier than the steel nails. If you buy from Jamestown, their brass nails are true brass. I use them in making Nantucket lightship style baskets.

Answered on 07/09/2015 by CHARLES ELLIOTT

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They seem to be according to the guys in my shop. We use them to nail plates on plaques and they have worked well for our use

Answered on 07/08/2015 by WAYNE BURGESS

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Yup

Answered on 07/08/2015 by JOHN GONZALEZ
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I need 14 x 1 1/5 Any ideas?

Asked on 03/03/2014 by pam sheffield

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The main thing to be careful of with pins is to get solid brass. The plated one won't last a season. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to hold them when starting. Saves fingers.

Answered on 03/03/2014 by MICHAEL WRIGHT
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I think you are at the right place to purchase pins. Trying to find something with a 1/5 increment seems unlikely. I also have very specific length requirements and I simply cut my pins to length with a good pair or side cutters. You can always dress the point if necessary. I personally always pre drill the pin holes so I don't have to worry about the points. I truly hope that this may help in some way. Good Luck!

Answered on 03/04/2014 by MICHAEL A. FINNICUM

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Hello Pam S Interestingly Jamestown Distributors send your question to me. I don't know how to help you because they just don't seem to have the size you need and I don't know any other source for brass escutcheon pins. Sorry.

Answered on 03/03/2014 by ELAINE HARDMAN

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I bought two pounds of 1/2" #19 brass escutcheon pins from Jamestown; they had them in stock and were at the price I expected. I use them in quantity and can't bother with the tiny packets of escutcheon pins you find at hardware stores, or at specialty hardware outlets. I hope this helps.

Answered on 03/03/2014 by ALLAN WINKLER

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Mcmaster-carr has them. Great place for hardware

Answered on 03/03/2014 by JACOB LOIKO
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I have an antique metronome and need two tiny pins to affix the small brass plates. The only one I could fish out of the piano keys is about 3/8 inch long and has a tiny head @ 1 mm. Where can I buy such a small quantity? Help! I want to give this as a gift to my daughter (who lost the pin) so she can give it to her child. Pamela P

Asked on 06/03/2012 by First Name Last Name

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I have been using the brass escutcheon pins from Jamestown for many years. I use them to install stained glass window panels.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by LEONARD SIMKIN
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Most hardware stores have them. If they are too long you may need to cut them down to size with wire cutters. Toy stores, train model stores and model airplane stores sometimes have super small nails. Take a magnet with you if you want brass. Us the magnet to make sure they are not brass plated steel.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by ANDY COLLINS

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Sorry I took so long to answer. I still have most of a pound of #16 3/4 in. pins. I would be glad to send Pamela some of them in the mail, no charge. But how to contact?

Answered on 06/06/2012 by ROY HAWTHORNE

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James Town of course carries a limited number of sizes of Escutcheon Pins. They are sized by a gage size, probably a brass gage, and or length,(i.e. not a steel gage which is diffeent) A single vender that carries most of the sizes is hard to find and they are only available by the box which usually includes a few hundred. Some places like Timesavers (page 149 in there catalog on the WEB) carries a limited number available in packages. My guess is that you want the very small Escutcheon pin i.e. 1/8 inch or less but Timesavers carries the 1/4 inch pins for $1.50. Good luck on your project.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by GREGORY GRAHAM

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that is really small, try a sewing pin. Cut it slightly longer than 3/8 and paint the head gold. RZ

Answered on 06/05/2012 by RICHARD ZIPPER
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If this has been asked, I've missed seeing it. Is it possible to buy just 1/4 lb. or 1/2 lb. of these brass pins instead of a whole pound? I've need of a bunch, but not a &quot;pound-sized bunch&quot;. A pound would last me 2 lifetimes.

Asked on 12/08/2015 by Em Miller

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Sorry, this question was misrouted to me by a computer. It's not a question I can answer. I don't know if there is any alternative to callingl Jamestown

Answered on 12/08/2015 by JOHN BALZAR
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I've got 4 lifetimes worth, two wire sizes. Happy to sell you 1/2 pound, 1/2 price-- Be careful not to buy non marine grade brass plated ones at the hardware store--

Answered on 12/28/2015 by HENRY BORNHOFFT

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Em M, Actually you're asking the wrong person. I'm a customer not a Jamestown sales person. And yes, the pound that I have minus 30 or 40 brass pins will last me a lifetime. If I knew how to do it I would send you a quarter pound for the shipping. CaptainLou/

Answered on 12/08/2015 by LOUIS SCAVNICKY

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I have not seen smaller quantities available from Jamestown. You can buy escutcheon pins in smaller packages from local hardware stores but the unit cost will be more for sure. I purchase from Jamestown because we do use large quantities of the pins in our business.

Answered on 12/08/2015 by FRANCES CONKLIN
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