Attaching Older Style 150 horns (BD-Design)

by Belyin ⌂ @, New Orleans, LA U.S.A., Saturday, March 31, 2012, 08:08 (747 days ago)

I have very early Oris 150 horns I purchased from someone in Chicago who was acting as some sort of U.S. distributor before Welborne Labs. The mounting rings attach to the horns via small brass studs that line up with shallow holes drilled in a matching pattern in outside surface horns for a precarious press fit. Well, my horns no longer want to stay attached to mounting rings and come crashing down, causing all sorts of problems and damage. Is there some sort of adhesive I could use to more permanently attach the mounting rings to the horn? How are newer versions of the Oris horns attached to the mounting rings?

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Attaching Older Style 150 horns

by Bert @, Sunday, April 01, 2012, 20:26 (746 days ago) @ Belyin

Dear Belyin,

I have very early Oris 150 horns I purchased from someone in Chicago who was acting as some sort of U.S. distributor before Welborne Labs. The mounting rings attach to the horns via small brass studs that line up with shallow holes drilled in a matching pattern in outside surface horns for a precarious press fit. Well, my horns no longer want to stay attached to mounting rings and come crashing down, causing all sorts of problems and damage. Is there some sort of adhesive I could use to more permanently attach the mounting rings to the horn?

Okay, indeed this was a long time ago. Problem is the used material for the rings (Nylon) which can't be glued. Ones clicked and not too much weight applied to the combination worked well but once it becomes loose it does not "click" and hold anymore.

How are newer versions of the Oris horns attached to the mounting rings?

These days the rings are glued to the horns but using different materials for the rings too. Still this is not a super strong bonding but when used under normal conditiond these will hold pretty well.

Never use an unsupported Lowther PM4A because eventually this will torn things apart...

You can fix your present rings by nails or screws all through the horn wall into the rings or you can order new rings with glue.

Best Regards,

Bert

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Attaching Older Style 150 horns

by Belyin ⌂ @, New Orleans, LA U.S.A., Monday, April 02, 2012, 08:38 (745 days ago) @ Bert

You can fix your present rings by nails or screws all through the horn wall into the rings or you can order new rings with glue.

Best Regards,

Bert

Thanks Bert; I will try some small screws. By the way, how much do new mounting rings cost?

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Attaching Older Style 150 horns

by Bert @, Monday, April 02, 2012, 12:19 (745 days ago) @ Belyin

Hi Belyin,

I will try some small screws. By the way, how much do new mounting rings cost?

Better use headless nails (pre drilled) as you can make those dissapear within the paint...screws will never look real nice in case you want to finish them some day.

A set of new rings will cost 35 Euro plus shipping.

Cheers,

Bert

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