Wooden bosses for handrails - who sells 'em ?

I need to replace some old circular wooden bosses that the handrail for the stairs are attached to, but i'm having trouble finding anywhere that sells them.
I've tried a multitude of searches along the lines of "handrail wood boss" but drawn a bit of a blank :-}
Are they known as something else perchance ?
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On 2008-08-06 22:34:01 +0100, Colin Wilson

Look for newel caps.
Google using 'staircase parts' as keywords
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Tried those too - could only see square newel caps :-}
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Colin Wilson wrote:

try B&Q http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action tail&fh_view_size=6&fh_eds=%3f&fh_sort_order=1&fh_sort_by=%40display_name&fh_reffacet=styleStyle&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C%2fcategories%3C%2fstyleStyle%3E&fh_refview=lister&fh_secondid75561&fh_refpathcet_styleStyle&ts18150634821&fl=1 if the link does not work try to search the site for Richard Burbidge Ball Newel Cap NC2/90P Pine (H) 8.5 x (W) 8.5 x (L) 10.5cm or http://www.tradestairs.com/acatalog/90mm_pine_newel_posts.html
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http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?action tail&fh_view_size=6&fh_eds=%3f&fh_sort_order=1&fh_sort_by=%40display_name&fh_reffacet=styleStyle&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3C%2fcategories%3C%2fstyleStyle%3E&fh_refview=lister&fh_secondid75561&fh_refpathcet_styleStyle&ts18150634821&fl=1
OK, bad choice of wording perhaps - I need a circular one, not a ball / acorn etc - it's for fixing to a wall, and then for a handrail bracket to screw on to, per my original post :-}
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Colin Wilson wrote:

is "Patrice" is the word you where looking for?? http://www.tradestairs.com/cgi-bin/sh002160.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.tradestairs.com%2facatalog%2faxxys_wall_handrail_in_a_box.html&WD=patrice&PN=axxys_pine.html%23aAXPATP#aAXPATP
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wrote:

The correct term is 'pattress'
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Frank Erskine wrote:

not on tradestairs.com its not??? ;-) which is where I got it from, and acording to the web A pattress is the container for the space behind electrical fittings such as power outlet sockets and light switches. aint English confusing
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wrote:

Indeed One definition. You'll also find the term used for plates for fixing things to walls.
http://www.redgwick.co.uk /
I had to hunt a bit to get a stair reference but found one here http://www.castspiralstairs.com/wooden-spiral-stairs-10.php
"Photos p12-1 + 12-3 This design of spiral staircase has a stepped bobbin, plain balusters and a flush finish on the under side of the tread. It also has a pattress on the landing balustrade where it joins the wall unlike most which have a newel post."
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http://www.tradestairs.com/cgi-bin/sh002160.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.tradestairs.com%2facatalog%2faxxys_wall_handrail_in_a_box.html&WD=patrice&PN=axxys_pine.html%23aAXPATP#aAXPATP
Aha - perfect thanks :-)
One minor problem, we're already getting someone to make them now :-}
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