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Old 15-03-22, 07:37 PM
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I think I saw a recent note in one of the newsletters that some new door pull rings had been made. Please can someone point me in the right direction?
I am missing a complete door pull so would be pleased to hear from anyone with a spare one in whatever condition.
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Old 15-03-22, 08:14 PM
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David,
New door pull rings are available from one to one trimers according to the website.
Geoff.

https://www.one-to-onetrimmers.co.uk...ional-services
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Old 15-03-22, 08:38 PM
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Pegasus had a batch made so contact Bill Lawson and he will know if they have any left

Mike
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Thank you, gents. Much appreciated. Now to find the chain and fittings...
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Old 16-03-22, 02:42 PM
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Making progress. Bill Lawson has the chrome rings. I re-discovered John Lawley's excellent article on refurbishing interior door pulls in the Autumn 2021 Bodacious. I thought I was going to have to fashion a brass stirrup to connect the chain to the ring but stripping back the handle from my 403 reveals the chain is mirror chain and the stirrup is made from a spare link.
I have now ordered:
Chain - search "19mm mirror chain" on Ebay
Tubing - search "food grade silicone tubing" on Ebay and choose 8mm i/d 12mm o/d
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Old 21-03-22, 07:07 PM
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Latest update. The new mirror chain arrived and wasn't up to the job. 0.5mm thick rather than original 1mm.

I decided to use original mirror chain links for the ends and 2mm stainless chain for the main part.
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Old 21-03-22, 07:15 PM
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Note steel rings have ends filed to a long point so that they lie flat when squeezed together.

It looks as though the leather is fitted, the steel rings squeezed on and then the leather hand stitched with the thread passing through the rubber tube.

I had some door pulls refurbished years ago. The upholsterer machine stitched down both edges and picked up the stitches by hand to pull the sides together. I don't think this would have lasted and there is a good chance the stitching line would work its way round so that it became visible.
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