Four 7/8" diameter 9 t.p.i. screwing taps, for nut fastener manufacture

1850-1857 in Manchester urban district
Joseph Whitworth and Company

Set of four 7/8" diameter 9 t.p.i. screwing taps, by Joseph Whitworth and Company, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1850-1857. This is a set of four taps. First, the smallest diameter and most tapered tap is screwed into the pre-drilled hole. Then taps 2 and then 3 are screwed into the hole. Finally, the tapping process is finished with the largest tap with the most flutes. This is the finishing tap and should give a finer finish to the threads.

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Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1857-8 Pt1
screwing tackle
Joseph Whitworth and Co.

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