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Matchlock 3rd December 2008 08:24 PM

16th and 17th century gun screws
 
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I don't think anybody - besides you, Richard, of course - has ever paid attention to such little things and tried to achieve a comparison and dating scheme like this.

Michael

Jim McDougall 3rd December 2008 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Matchlock
I don't think anybody - besides you, Richard, of course - has ever paid attention to such little things and tried to achieve a comparison and dating scheme like this.

Michael




I confess Michael :) I too have noticed such minutiae, which was what prompted my thread earlier on the use of threaded screws in sword hilts.
In weapons forensics, such details can often be key in determining correct period in components in the piece being examined.

I always think of one of my favorite analogies....who but Sherlock Holmes would fathom the importance of burnt tobacco ash in investigation of crime scenes, and compile an entire treatise on it ! :)

All the best,
Jim

Matchlock 3rd December 2008 09:56 PM

How could I possibly forget about you, Jim??? :) :D ;) :eek:

I should have kown better, really. Shame on me! :rolleyes:

Thanks a million for your brilliant allusion to Sherlock Holmes as well !!!

Keep yourself!

All the best as ever,

Michael

Pukka Bundook 4th December 2008 06:46 AM

Some of these look nearly as 'bad' as the ones I make, Michael!!

In the mid 16th century section, Do I see one with a left-hand thread?
What really surprises me, is that right-hand thread became so standard so soon.
It is interesting how different shaped files were used to cut the threads on the wood screws...some fine and others a much coarser thread,
Mine turn out very similar, depending on what file is at hand at the time!

I should print this page of to keep as a reference.

Thank you for taking the time to compile this chronology!

Richard.

Matchlock 4th December 2008 12:14 PM

Richard,

I took these photos some 20 years ago. Were they new I would have considered the forum community and given the description in English.

These screws are now back in their guns and I cannot tell whether one of them is left hand threaded. Sorry about that.

Michael

Pukka Bundook 4th December 2008 02:55 PM

No bother about left hand thread, Michael, it just surprises me that more are not found that way, as it's just as easy to file them up either way.

Also, don't worry about the text in German, it's quite easy to "get the drift' of what it says!

Cheers,

R.

Matchlock 4th December 2008 09:34 PM

Gettin' the drift - that's exactly what I was hopin' for, Richard!

m

Matchlock 29th March 2009 06:19 PM

I have been thinking about a thread on 500 years of development of screws in European fine mechanics and posted a few pictures some months ago. I need to take more and better pictures but it is not forgotten.

Thank you so much, Jim and Richard,

Michael

Jim McDougall 29th March 2009 07:45 PM

Yay Michael!!! There it is,
Thank you, what a memory I got :)

All best,
Jim

Matchlock 30th March 2009 12:11 AM

Sure, boss,

I did realize that!, no doubt :) ;) :cool: :D

Michael


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