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vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 9:14AM
No idea, but a fascinating, graphic image.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 9:26AM
I'd love to know what the W is for. I think Mick will be the man to tell us...
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Nov 2013 9:27AM
The writing means little to me too, but the is set of old rusty drawers makes for an interesting study.
PS.......had a look in Google and BSF stands for British Standard Fine and relates to screw sizes.......R.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 9:28AM
I think there are some screws here, and BSF is the British Standard Fine thread measure.
Not sure what the others relate to though.
My husband sorts his nails and screws in a plastic container with little drawers in a similar way.
A fine capture Albert
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 9:41AM
Boxes of screws, the taps are different sizes for making screw holes in metal. Whitworth is a type of screw. Great image. Peter.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 9:42AM
Taps are hardened steel threaded shafts, a little like drill bits, for cutting screw threads in metal.
The tool for cutting the thread on a screw is known as a die - see bottom right.
W = Whitworth. I believe Whitworth was the first person to standardise the gauges of screw bolts & nuts and the pitch size / separation of the threads. Whitworth standards were obsolescent by the 1950s but my old Land Rover (made in 1964) still required many Whitworth spanners for maintenance.

BSF means (I think) British Standard Fine; I believe it was used for smaller gauges than Whitworths.

So these drawers contain both an assortment of Whitworth bolts & nuts and the wherewithal to produce more!

AND it's a fascinating collection, carefully photographed, and when the Boss alights upon it I'm sure he will be filled with glee (and/or Guinness) and award you your next year's RAS membership forthwith (as well as putting me right on any mistakes I might have made Blush)

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
1 Nov 2013 9:42AM
I adore these old drawers/storage type things. They remind me of my dad's shed - everything in its place and labelled.
Paree 13 616 3
1 Nov 2013 9:54AM
and as well as all that you could buy just one or two
you didn't have to buy a packet with 50 in arrh... those were the days Tongue

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 10:07AM
Brings back a lot of memoires, my first job as an apprentice was to sort out the nuts and bolt rack, not only the BSW, BSF, BA, but also UNF, UNC, I soon learnt to tell the differance, between them allSmile

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
1 Nov 2013 11:50AM
Bill seems to have summed up the writing on the drawers have composed and captured the image perfectly....great shotGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
1 Nov 2013 11:51AM
A Great image,I am sure that Mick will be over the moon with so much rustSmile
1 Nov 2013 11:57AM
What a superb capture, Albert!
Some interesting comments regarding thread types.
Another couple are buttress threads(used on older vices) and square threads(used on older G cramps).

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Nov 2013 11:58AM
Yes,Bill has hit the nail on the head here with his descriptions Albert.
Standardised to make sure a male thread would fit into a female thread throughout the world.
Still pretty much standardised that way today I suppose !!
A fine bit of rust for a fine shot.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 12:19PM
Blimey...what a lot of screw and tap yaddaTongueTongueTongueWink
Graet rusty imageGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Nov 2013 12:47PM
Wondeerful varied repeats and RUST!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 2:35PM
A fascinating view - I wonder where you took it?
1 Nov 2013 6:14PM
Excellent composition, beautiful and interesting abstract and textures!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 7:26PM
Methinks we have let some useful shops go into oblivion

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 7:59PM
An utterly fascinating and intriguing image I would never have slept if I hadn't read Woolybill's explanation. Thanks Bill for assuring me a good night's sleep.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 8:50PM
This site is a mine of information.
At first, I thought it looked like containers loaded onto a boatGrin.
I love the history behind this, the orderliness of the owner, and the bits of green remaining where there is no rust.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 10:18PM
Excellent rusty shot from the good old days.Smile

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Nov 2013 10:28PM

Quote:A fascinating view - I wonder where you took it?

In the workshop of the Great Central Railway in Loughborough Ann. The Great Central Railway is the UKs only double track, main line heritage railway. Its the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other just as it was when steam ruled the rails.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Nov 2013 1:33AM
I love this kind of shots, Albert. It's great.SmileSmileSmile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
2 Nov 2013 7:18AM
Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 8:11AM
Well seen and well photographed Albert. A reminder of times gone by.


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