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Wooden Boat Fittings
11-24-2011, 08:29 PM
An internet search for 'bronze thimble' turned up a mad hatter (http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAD-HATTER-TEAPOT-Bronze-Thimble-NEW-DAN-RICCIO-/370517941868#ht_2011wt_1063) and a fiddler (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIDDLER-ROOF-Bronze-Thimble-NEW-DAN-RICCIO-/320712178222#ht_1942wt_1063)....

Not quite what I was looking for. :)

redbopeep
11-25-2011, 01:05 AM
You probably were looking for the sort for wire rope that you can get Pete at Port Townsend Foundry to cast for ya BY:D

Or like these: http://www.toplicht.de/en/shop/takelage/kausch-und-klotje/vollkauschen/vollkausch-bronze
or these: http://www.toplicht.de/en/shop/takelage/kausch-und-klotje/drahtseilkauschen/schwere-drahtseilkausch-bronze

Not...brass...thimbles for use with rope... like these that I was taking pics of the other day:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6237/6351365617_7130890250_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6398392903_9bf091f568_z.jpg

ramillett
11-25-2011, 03:09 AM
Ebay had these .

Sell one like this Round Brass Rope Thimbles/ Boat thimbles/Sailing parts spares

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120817625515?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

Dave Lesser
11-25-2011, 11:51 AM
Sailrite carries them. www.sailrite.com (http://www.sailrite.com/) Search their site for "thimble"

Wooden Boat Fittings
11-25-2011, 09:59 PM
Thanks guys. I really wasn't so much interested in getting some (which unfortunately I have to import either from the US or Europe, but where I already have sources,) but rather to draw attention to the funny results you sometimes turn up when your search terms aren't specific enough.