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  • Screw Basics

    Posted August 22, 2019 - Updated Dec 3, 2019

    Screw Basics–The Invention of the First Screw The first practical application of the humble screw thread was developed by Archimedes in the 3rd century B.C. He used a pipe wrapped around a shaft in a helical pattern to make a crude bilge pump for ships Figure 15 & Figure 16. Later Archimedes wrote a mathematical […]