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Anyone know where to find bronze machine screws (5-40 3/8 flat)? Neither Jamestown nor Mcmaster has them.
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I and others have searched for them in the past without success (though internet search engines have matured quite a bit since then). In the end, I concluded that the original manufacturer of the portlights (Whitewater) would have used bronze rather than brass machine screws had they been readily available. I replaced with the same brass and insulated them from the sash with loctite. If you discover a source of bronze machine screws please post to the PSC website.
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Checked that site a while back, and much of the different fasteners aren't available in silicon bronze.. like the one's Due is looking for aren't available in anything but galvanized steel.

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Seems that 5-40 counts as a "miniature" screw, not just a screw, making it a terribly unlikely candidate.

A real purist would probably need to get some bronze rod stock and a machinist with low hourly rates. Or, just buy a small lathe, the kind the size of a sewing machine, and make 'em the old fashioned way.
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