These were ordered to replace some of our older numbers that have become worn and frayed on the edges. These new numbers do fit the boards but are a little hard to start in the groves. Once started they slide fine. I'm thinking that the groves need cleaning and maybe lubricated somehow. Bottom line is they do work!
Hymnal board replacement numbers are hard to find. When I removed these from the package, they were flimsy compared to the older set that we have. This made me feel like they may not stand up over time. I reconsidered since they are plastic coated and my old set has frayed edges (making them difficult to get into the hymn board). Plus I thought with the low price point it would be affordable to replace them if they didn't last long. They are so thin, however, they are difficult to get into the groove of the hymn board easily. Unless you hit the exact angle, they stick. They bend too easily also. I am not only regretting my purchase, but regretting that I bought so many sets!!!
The numbers fit perfectly, even though we thought that there may be a problem because our hymn boards have been painted. We live in an isolated area and are so glad to find numbers available on the internet because we have been using old, mismatched numbers for so long.