I have the trunk my great grandfather brought from Germany to Maryland
about 1880. I believe this trunk was in the family well before this
date as it appears much older. The fasteners used were nails and
rivets; no screws.
When did threaded metal fasteners appear on the scene?
George M. Nuetzel (Nützel)
Parkville, Baltimore County, MD.
suggest you have a look at this link.
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=%2Bthread+%2Bscrew+%2Bhistory&metaThe equal sign needs to be part of the link. you may need to cut and paste
the link to your internet browser, and add the = before starting the URL
The first article says first screws were 1797, but there were serious
problems with standardization - everything was custom made. If the
link does not work for you, then Google +thread +screw +history
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Thanks so much. I'm checking it out. Looks interesting.
Bruce & Lois Nelson wrote:
<br>> about 1880. I believe this trunk was in the family well before
<br>> date as it appears much older. The fasteners used were nails
<br>> rivets; no screws.
<br>> When did threaded metal fasteners appear on the scene?
<br>> George M. Nuetzel (Nützel)<br>> Parkville, Baltimore County, MD.
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