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US Patent: RE107
Improvement in wood-screws
Patentee:
Thomas J. Sloan - New York, NY

USPTO Classifications:
411/423

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Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
Charles M. Keller
Alexander Porter Browne

Patent Dates:
Granted: Feb. 22, 1848

Reissue Information:
Reissue of 4,704 (Aug. 20, 1846)

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Description:
The reissue has an improved description of the then-current state of the art, and a clearer explanation of the novelty of Sloan's new design: the threaded portion of the screw is mostly cylindrical, but close to the end of the screw it tapers to a point. The threads are of constant pitch. The combination of these three things was new, and constitute what we think of as the modern wood-screw.

The patent was extended for seven years.

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