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Old 02-02-2009, 07:55 AM
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Henry Ford and pneumatic screw drivers

Ok Guys, this this is going to be a multi part question. At first it may seem hard but all you have to do is find one answer and the rest will be right there with it.

In the early years when Henry Ford, put his assembly line to work on the Model T, he introduced pneumatic screw drivers. At that time the only screw available was the slotted type. This brought about the problem of keeping the bit centered in the head. Under the torque that was generated from the pneumatic screw driver the bit would slip out and scratch the paint. During that time several new screw head types were being developed.

1. What was the first type (Name of screw type) that he chose?
2. Who was the man that held the patten to this screw?
3. Why did Henry Ford decide not to use this screw?
4. What was the name and type of screw that Henry Ford settled for?
5. And finally what vehicle related industries is the first choice of screws most popular in today?

A little hint: You guys that live up north and close to or in Canada will probably have an unfair advantage.


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