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Old 09-21-2011, 04:02:26 PM
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Default Re: Old style "beaded" pipe fittings

Seeing as the pipe OD's are so close, Marcel's suggestion about using BSP thread dies to mate the pipe with the English beaded fittings makes a lot of sense. I stumbled on a set years ago being sold as NPT dies. Took them back later as I wanted NPT but now wish I had kept them now that some English engines are finding there way into the collection.
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Per the chart below, How can these be "slightly" compatible even with running a tap through them, as some have suggested? The threads/inch on many of the sizes are different.
Wayne, I've ran the NPT tap in them on numerous occasions and have never had a problem. When you look at the threads after running the tap in, they look good, as if they were always NPT. The only problem I've had is the female threaded portion being slightly oversize as I mentioned in the other post.
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I found 30 or 40 of them used,but look nice.like 1/2 to 3'' some lu valves as well,were to be used for air in the mine.may sort them out and post a photo!!!
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Hey, check this out.....

I went to a restoration hardware place by me and asked about old pipe fittings. The guy looked at me like I was a little crazy, but after some digging, here is what he came up with. Nothing may ever be cheap at a place like that, but you may come home pleasantly surprised if you look.

The first pic is of (7) - 45 degree nickel plated fittings for inch and a quarter pipe. Someone may persuade me to move them on to a new home.....

Second is of a couple of 90 degree elbows...

But look at what I found in the thrid picture - I have never seen these before. They were in a wall where there was little space, and to have the pipes line up along the same plane, they have the curve to accomodate a pipe of the same size. Kind of neat!

Anyway, I hadn't seen them before so I had to share.....

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Default Re: Old style "beaded" pipe fittings

Did anybody ever come up with a round bead source in the states?
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I've been wondering about this too.
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Default Re: Old style "beaded" pipe fittings

I'm reading this thread laughing to myself, all but a very few of our engines are British (One french, one american), and I'm doing an American engine at the moment that we took on for a change, and I'm muttering to myself that I don't have any NPT stuff lying around!
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Can't help on locating these nice looking fittings, BUT,
I have just come across these cast brass/bronze pipe fittings and would love to find out what they were made for. The threads are no taper 12 TPI and not standard diameter.
The larger is 3-7/8 OD and the smaller is 3-1/8 OD
The mushroom headed bolt is 5/8 inch, the hex headed bolt is 1/2 inch
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Look like pump valve seats for a pump to me
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Can't help on locating these nice looking fittings, BUT,
I have just come across these cast brass/bronze pipe fittings and would love to find out what they were made for. The threads are no taper 12 TPI and not standard diameter.
The larger is 3-7/8 OD and the smaller is 3-1/8 OD
The mushroom headed bolt is 5/8 inch, the hex headed bolt is 1/2 inch
I'm an 1-1/2 scale live steam builder myself and have bought pipe fittings and dies from Cole Power Model which is English.
I don't know if they would have the 1-1/4 inch size and I'm not sure if they are even still in business.
Contact the advertsing manager for the LIVE STEAM magazine.
Her name is Gretchen Christensen phone (888) 822-302 USA email gretchen@villagepress.com
I'm sure she would know some one who could help.
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I concur with Mr. Kimball.
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Does anyone have a current source for these old style fittings?

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Does anyone have a current source for these old style fittings?

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Mike those are more difficult to find than Famous parts! Lol
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Well....looks like Iím able to find most Famous larts, itís those damn 8 HP Titan parts kicking my ass so far! A fellow I talked to last night told me he knew of a fellow whoíd been looking for an 8 HP Titan mixer for 5 yrs, so at least itís not just me.

I got on the internet last night, there are a bunch of overseas companies building stuff like steampunk lamps, paper towel holders, etc that use these beaded fittings. I emailed a couple of those places and asked if they would be willing to sell me some of the fittings I need. If I have any luck, iíll be glad to pass th info along.

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Mike those are more difficult to find than Famous parts! Lol
I was able to pick up a coffee can full of old beaded fittings at Coolspring. Going into stock.
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