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The Origin of Screwdrivers

Discovering the roots of screwdrivers unveils a fascinating history.

Early Beginnings

In the middle centuries, wooden nails were commonly used for connecting furniture and buildings. However, in 1550, screws and nuts emerged as fasteners in Europe, marking the advent of the first modern fastener.

The Birth of the Screwdriver

Around 1780, the screwdriver was invented in London. Carpenters quickly realized its efficiency compared to traditional hammering methods.

If you're intrigued to delve deeper into the history of screwdrivers, consider reading "One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw" by Witold Rybczynski. This insightful book explores the evolution and significance of this essential tool.

Indeed, it's a must-have for any enthusiast's reading list.

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