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 Post subject: Giant button head
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:44 pm 

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who or where are the giant button heads for alemite pin grease. Does anyone have old stock or does anyone know of a source?


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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:01 pm 

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http://www.alemite.com

http://www.alemite.com/catalog/details. ... iantbutton

Is this what you need?

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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:27 pm 

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Doesn't look like it. I need a button head that has one inch male NPT. The button head is about 1.125 but don't have it in front of me right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:21 pm 

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Greetings:
Illinois Railway Museum has many hundreds with a variety of thread sizes (I know because I sorted and stocked them back in the 70s'.
Steve Butler (262-966-7266) also had hundreds in stock.
Richard Hinebaugh (Steve's grandfather) and IRM split up the Prime Manufacturing Co. stock (buttonhead grease fittings for hard grease and the hand and air powered guns to force the grease into the fittings) in the 60s' when Prime-Alemite got out of the steam locomotive lubrication business.
Good luck,
J.David


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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:03 pm 

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J David,
Thanks you very much. Steven does not have the button head with 1"male NPT so Illinois may.

BobK


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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:11 pm 

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Bob:
As I recall, Prime made an adapter for their female fittings to various male threads. Your machinist could easily make these...
J.David


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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:17 pm 

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If the IRM ever ran out of stock or stopped selling them for some reason, they could be easily duplicated ON CNC. A high capacity multi spindle machine could crank them out so fast we'd have about 200 years worth in a few hours, so if they do "go", they are not necessarily gone for good.

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 Post subject: Re: Giant button head
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:09 pm 

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Just spoke with tom a IRM. Great, he has parts and will set us up. thanks everyone who helped


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