Seems to me I've seen live centers with straight shanks, although I may be imagining that. Check Ritten (Riten?) and/or Royal manufacturer's catalogs.
Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.