David Steel: Naval Architecture, 1805

p 10:
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.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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