Brass tacks

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tallpine

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Anyone have a source for solid brass tacks? The only ones I can find have steel shanks.
 

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If you want solid cast brass tacks, square shank and all, you will most likely have to find antique ones. Expect to pay top dollar when you find them.
 

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Yes, they are plated, not solid brass.
Unless there has been a very recent change, those brass tacks from Crazy Crow have solid brass heads, but steel shanks. Just to know, for the super PC folks, the original brass tacks had a slightly lower dome than what you will find today offered by Crazy Crow and others. Just a few years ago you could buy new original type one piece cast brass tacks with square shanks from antique renovator suppliers. These came in from England, but I think they are no longer being made.
 

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Thanks Wick, just ordered some, we'll see what they look like.
 
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