cast iron footpress

press

Our copper rivets from Kentucky are applied with a cast iron foot press that is circa 1930’s. Found in a mid town Manhattan small machine shop. It didn’t work and needed to be restored. I took a chance and bought it. I was able to fix it and know it works great. The best rivets are the kind that have a post and ring. The ring sits at base of the post. The foot press cause the post to mushroom over the ring. This permanently attaches the rivet to the jean. The common modern way is with a cap instead of ring which occasionally falls off like most caps!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s