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by PeterJ
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Mark, thank you, always pleased to help. As promised, a few photos of the just finished table – original front leg, front spring bracket and rear claw catch in use, everything else new. The groove in the carpet behind the front leg is where the front leg used to sit. Thanks again to all who contr...
by PeterJ
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Mark, I think it is the 10” but, unlike others for sale at the time, that wasn't in the item's title (on ebay) but the seller's description sounded promising. As a double check, I asked the seller to make another, unambiguous measurement for me, which they kindly did, which gave me more confidenc...
by PeterJ
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Success! Just received a spring bracket from across the pond for my table's rear legs and as I hope you can see it's a pretty close match to the original - new one on top, original below. This one's by Stanley. The other make that's on offer over there that may be OK is by National Manufacturing but...
by PeterJ
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Mark, To summarise where I got to regarding the sprung leg supports, the 10” size given for the ones I found (from different suppliers) refers to the absolute total length, meaning the length of the arms and the hinge brackets, all opened out and laying flat. In retrospect, this is most likely al...
by PeterJ
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table - first repro almost done :)
Replies: 27
Views: 6026

Re: Canterbury Pitt table - any interest in repro?

Hi Lee, Just spotted your update and as I've yet to find a source, I wondered if you might be able to steer me in the direction of the correct length, leg support spring bracket supplier or might be able to supply me with one. I'm currently checking out one more UK supplier but so far the only longe...
by PeterJ
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Mark, Have just sent a message to the original supplier but also since then found other same(?)/similar (and cheaper!) items on Amazon so have ordered and will let you know how it goes. Looking around the web there does seem to be quite a few firms that supply them so hopefully we'll be OK. Kind ...
by PeterJ
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Guys, As an update re the table leg stays. I'm disappointed to report that I was contacted by the seller saying that they had an error in their stock and hence didn't have any. This is doubly disappointing as the measurements given in the ad looked like they matched those of the original exactly ...
by PeterJ
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Great to see the prototype Lee – looks good. Hope it goes well. I agree re the length of the table leg stays. The ones on ebay look like the ones to go for – though quite a bit more expensive than the ironmongery ones. I've just ordered a pair so will let you know how they match up. The bits for my ...
by PeterJ
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

PS. Always happy to be corrected but have just looked at the Volkszone link again and the front and rear stays do look like they're the same length. Plus the shape of the sliding bolt looks very similar to the one we've been looking at. Also assuming that it's in the right place, given the quite clo...
by PeterJ
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Mark, They look just the job - thanks very much for the link. I've just checked the length of the stay on my table's front leg and it's about 250mm so a bit longer than on the ironmongery site. Like with the catch, I put in the 'Table Flap Stay' description from your link onto ebay and came up with ...
by PeterJ
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Lee, I like the catch design so if I had to modify one to fit a bit better, then assuming it's strong enough I'm happy to start with that one. Thanks for the info re the table and drainer matching – very timely. I don't think my table top is original to the van either. It certainly doesn't match ...
by PeterJ
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Many thanks for the table photos Lee – mine looks pretty similar though with a different top design – not a wood grain but a white background with grey squiggles. I couldn't find a match to the original top surface but as my seat covers aren't original either I've now been looking at various differe...
by PeterJ
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Lee, That's a great suggestion for the missing catch. Thanks very much. I hadn't come across that design before. The ones I had been looking at in local shops were rather more chunky looking so I was thinking I'd have to modify one of those or make one myself. I used the 'cranked cabinet bolt' de...
by PeterJ
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Canterbury Pitt table restoration

Hi Lee, Thanks very much for your reply. To see a few more photos would be great. I'm guessing that the width of the rear legs should be about 2¼ inches. My plan would be to keep the table I've got now pretty much intact just in case I end up preferring the length it currently is which just about co...
by PeterJ
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Canterbury Pitt table restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Canterbury Pitt table restoration

I'm thinking of restoring my van's table... Sometime in its previous life my Canterbury Pitt table was cut down in length losing its rear legs in the process. Fortunately, it retained its front leg complete with spring fixing and also has the twist catch that secures the table to the side of the van...