David Steel: Naval Architecture, 1805
Bolts. Cylindrical or square pins of iron or copper, of various
forms, for fastening and securing the different parts of the ship, the
guns, &c. The figure of those for fastening the timbers, planks, hooks,
knees, crutches, and other articles of a similar nature, is cylindrical,
and their sizes are adapted to the respective objects which they are
intended to secure. They have round or saucer heads, according to the
purposes for which they may be intended; and the points are forelocked
or clinched on rings to prevent their drawing.
Those for bolting the frames or beams together are generally square.
David Steel ed.: The Elements and Practice of Naval Architecture.
Illustrated with a series of thirty-eight large draughts and
numerous smaller engravings.
P. Steel, London, 1805. 2 vols, 4to, 21.5×16 cm, fp, xvi, 438,
(139) pp, ill., 9 plates & folio, 38 plates, some folding.
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