This table came from the 1915 Machineries Handbook. It shows the dimensions for the 4 common rivet heads. If you are modeling from prototype plans and they call for a ¾ in rivet you can get the model size you need to make. Note that the ¾ in Button head rivet had a diameter of 1-5/16 in. To convert to O Scale divide 1.3125 in. (1-5/16 in = 1.3125 in) by 48 ( O Scale is 1/48th size ) and you get .027 in.

Rivet Dimensions
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