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#1 FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:27 pm

Hi

It appears that the balls and springs from my sliding catches (BD9395) have gone astray at the chrome platers. Can anybody give me any guidance on the ball diameter and spring length please?

It seems a shame to have to buy complete assemblies, especially since the new chrome is pristine.

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#2 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by ysmalkie » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:23 pm

Ball Diameter 3.1mm

Spring:
wire dia. 0.3mm
spring dia 3mm
spring height 3.1mm
3.5 coils

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#3 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:19 am

Thank you Tadek!

I was about to start experimenting - beginning with cutting balls out of ball point pen refills.

Your information is a big help to get me going. Do you think the balls are chrome plated brass? I don't think it matters other than for correctness because the catches aren't likely to get a lot of use.

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#4 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by ysmalkie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:36 pm

You are most welcome.

Just a plain bearing ball....
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#5 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by abowie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:51 pm

And 3.1mm is probably actually 1/8".
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Post by 265bhp » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:05 pm

Hi Stu

I think i my be able to help .....as I think I have a pair of these catches left over..let me check and let you know...you can have them and canabalise them..as they are a tad rusty

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#7 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by Series1 Stu » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:10 am

Thanks Jonathan

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#8 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by tim wood » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:35 am

This forum continues to astonish me with depth of knowledge that members jointly have and are willing to share alongside the generosity of those willing to part with items.

Long May it be so.

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#9 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by 265bhp » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:34 pm

Hi Stuart
Send me your mobile number please and I can take a couple of pictures for you to check I am talking about the correct items
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#10 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:27 pm

Hi Jonathan

Catches arrived on Friday, thank you.

I soaked them in penetrating oil to free them off and got them apart easily enough.

The balls are indeed 1/8" diameter as measured with my Imperial micrometer.

The springs are both different. One is 3.5 coils with one flat end and the other is just 2 coils with open ends. I have no reason to think they've ever been taken apart before now.

My luggage extension board is now complete thanks.

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#11 Re: FHC Sliding Catches on Hinged Extension Board

Post by 265bhp » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm

Curious....but if they work....leave well alone and enjoy...! :bigrin:
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