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Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button
August 24, 2013 3:22 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button

I broke the wire back of a round badge and would like to replace the wire. I've tried searching for "round pin back" etc. on eBay but only found backings for a different sort of badge that have a full metal piece on the back. My button looks like these and I would like to replace the wire part:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Pin-back_button_assembly.png

Do they sell these wires by themselves and what are they called?
posted by vanitas to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total)
 
The term you're looking for is "spring pin."
GIS results here. Clicking some links in search shows you can buy single pinback kits. Might be cheaper to find someplace that sells pinbacks (say, for a band), and removing the spring pin from the button.
posted by herrdoktor at 3:43 PM on August 24, 2013


What size do you need? I make 1" pins and have extras - MeMail me if you like.
posted by Lucinda at 4:13 PM on August 24, 2013


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