Shoddy Hardware (Was: Re: WW fixtures (was Re: "New" PDP-8))

From: Doc <>
Date: Thu Apr 4 12:35:21 2002

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Merle K. Peirce wrote:

> American National Coarse. Whitworth is always coarse as I recall. Its
> fine companion would, I think, be BSF - British Standard Fine. Tony can
> probably confirm this.

  Almost on-topic, except it had zero computing technology -- I rode a
'69 Triumph T100C (single-carb 500cc twin) for several years that had a
combination of metric, SAE, and Whitworth fasteners. IIRC, all the body
parts were metric, the external engine components - covers, jets, etc -
were SAE, and the engine internals were Whitworth. I may have that
swapped around.
  I dunno if Whitworth was always _coarse_, but it was always

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