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I have a house that was built 1904. The mullions, etc., were secured with brass woodscrews through brass housings than are much like grommets in appearance. I do not know what they are called. I need some, as the previous owner started several projects and promptly lost the 'grommets'.

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    have a picture? – bowlturner Jun 8 '15 at 19:51
  • These are not ordinary cup washers. The cupping extends into a Forstner drilled hole and has a base against which the head of the screw rests. – sam Jun 8 '15 at 19:57
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    This might be a better fit for DIY. – rob Jun 8 '15 at 21:04
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    Google "Lee Valley Countersunk Washers" if in N. America; in the UK, "brass turned screw cups". Can't help with any other regions... – Aloysius Defenestrate Jun 9 '15 at 0:34
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    @sam bowlturner already mentioned it, but would you please add a picture? – rob Jun 9 '15 at 3:39
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The washers you're looking for are "countersunk washers" or sometimes "brass screw cups". Here's an image from Lee Valley:

countersunk washers

and another from High Torque:

countersunk washers 2

Unfortunately, the countersunk versions that you want are often mixed up with regular old surface finishing washers like these:

finishing washers

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This: http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1911&familyName=Brass+Finish+Washers

is what you want. The place I used to get these seems to have gone bye-bye. This is traditional (circa 1910) hardware for doors. If you google for 'brass screw decorative washers' you can find suppliers.

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