> Lol, no, Lew, of course not.
> Unfortunately, the kitchen & bath place where I purchased the fixtures
> gave me the "we'll have to check on it" nonsense. This is what I
> buying top-shelf imported stuff. I almost (almost) wish I had
> chrome-plated plastic junk from Home Depot. Almost.
Can relate to the off shore products comments.
You would be surprised how much yacht hardware comes from Europe, the
UK, NZ and OZ.
Start looking for a good local hardware store.
They will have a packaged assortment of various specialty fasteners
including nickel plated oval.
Jamestown will have oval head S/S, but by the box of 100.
I'd still be tempted to solve my problem with the supplier.