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elgin34
09-22-2011, 11:32 AM
Does anyone know where to get the tool box fasteners,what is the proper name for them anyway?
Also, the Persons stamp.

silentgreyfello
09-23-2011, 01:03 AM
It's a type of clasp. As for the stamp, good luck! The seat stamps are much more common. Try Heilman's. Howard made some neat stuff in the day. Now, you have to deal with his son, which is not fun. Hey, that rhymes.

elgin34
09-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Thanks for your help. I'm assuming no one reproduces the tool boxes. I've got to make a few, both Persons and Troxel, just need examples.

RPjr
09-24-2011, 05:26 PM
Heilman's is out of business. I need a 1911 Indian seat recovered, any ideas?

aka HAWG
09-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Thanks for your help. I'm assuming no one reproduces the tool boxes. I've got to make a few, both Persons and Troxel, just need examples.

just sold a good example leather tool pouch at wauseon that could have been copied and sewn back together. was not sure of maker

aka HAWG

Paquette
09-27-2011, 07:12 PM
You do not have to take stuff apart to make patterns, and old leather cannot stand being taken apart and resewn. You just have to know what you are doing!!

Fiskis
10-26-2011, 08:37 PM
Thanks for your help. I'm assuming no one reproduces the tool boxes. I've got to make a few, both Persons and Troxel, just need examples.

They say these fasteners were used on some old army shoes. I got a couple many years ago from Heilman for my 1920:ies H-D Singles, but cannot help you with that. A buddy made the stampings for the metal ends for both the eggshaped 1926-28 and the 1929-30 tool boxes. I still have a few sets extra.

motosmith
02-07-2012, 03:35 PM
I bought Howard Heilman's seat business. I've got the clasp, stamps and the patterns to do all those old tool boxes. I can do the 1911 Indian seat as well here's a photo of one I just did
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh508/antiquemotosmith/IPHONE2093.jpg

motosmith
02-07-2012, 03:47 PM
forgot to post my contact info
Jethro Smith
antiquemotosmith.com
antiquemotosmith@gmail.com
(503) 953-4220

Fiskis
02-08-2012, 05:35 AM
So, if I send you the steel frame for a 1926 Single 21" Harley toolbox, you can do the leather and Mesinger script stamping and put on the clamps.
Regards Fiskis

talbot-2
02-08-2012, 08:58 AM
Check the many threads that extoll the work of "The Saddle Shop" in Florida. They are great people and do excellent work. They have an ad in the AMCA magazine.

motosmith
02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
i sure can

RPjr
02-08-2012, 11:21 PM
Thats my seat Jethro did and I couldn't be happier, he made some fenders also and they were perfect, there is a proud dad looking down.

elgin34
04-11-2012, 04:41 PM
Hey Jethro,as I mentioned early on this tread I need to get some of the clasps.Need to make the leather boxes for bicycle,they are smaller than the motorcycle type but use the same size clasp.Would love to know where I can get some.

Cliff
isemuggin@verizon.net