Friday, March 14, 2014

"Handy chart of common fasteners"

I have wanted to share this cool 1959 Craftsman "Handy chart of common fasteners" for some time because of its fantastic design, typography and yes, it's about fasteners. It was a great birthday gift from a friend and now hangs in the garage.

Here are a couple of stores with fasteners aisles worth checking out, in no particular order.
Gilbert's Pro Hardware
Northside Hardware
Deronne Hardware

For more on this subject, check out Witold Rybczynsky's book
'One Good Turn, A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.'
It's an interesting look at the evolution of hand tools,
fasteners the lathe and more.