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My 1922 home has a servant call buzzer with a foot button mounted in the floor. The diameter is 2". We were having the floors refinished and the refinisher lost the floor plate!! Besides being heartbroken, I'm trying to find a replacement. Searched high and low. Anyone have any ideas?
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Ugg... sorry to hear that!
can you post a photo?
I'm picturing a 2" button that needs a cover (like a switch plate), is that right? Could a radiator Flange work: http://www.signaturehardware.com/class646
Or... maybe your floor refinisher should spring to have a replacement made - if it's a flat plate, it should be easy to mill.
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How the heck can he "lose" something like that? I bet he can have one made from a brass plate.
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Try sending a sketch to Susan at Settlers Hardware in Houston. She has what I would think is the largest collection of antique hardware in the US and knows what every piece is. firstname.lastname@example.org
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