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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.


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This is an extremely comprehensive and well researched book and we think it would be well worth putting onto the website to advertise to TATHS members.

The book charts the development of iron screws as fixing devices from the earliest times to the end of the 19th century.

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Threaded devices advanced with technology and the early German lathes of the 15th century were producing turned iron threads for use by gunsmiths and armourers. Leonardo da Vinci, c 1500, produced sketches that outlined an internal thread cutting device (ie a "tap") and a branch of the blacksmith trade began to specialize in producing threads for fixing to wood. The development of screw cutting lathes and the transformation of screw making form cottage industry to industrial enterprise is described in detail, with the major inventions and advancements reviewed by reference to some 600 patents.


It can be purchased from Peter Jenkinson,

Email: pjenkinson@internode.on.net Website:  www.jenkinsonantiques.com.au


The total cost of a book, packing and postage to the UK would be AU$75. His preferred method of payment is PayPal – his ID is pjenkinson@internode.on.net

Peter is also selling the study collection used by his father to whilst writing the book. A catalogue of this is also attached here.