Once upon a time, not longer than one hundred years ago, there was a Rivnut. But it was no ordinary nut. Of all the nuts in the world, this was the history making and consummate bollhoff rivnut. But why did this industrial use nut make history? Here is what we found out and it makes interesting reading for all those who are nutty enough about getting into the nuts and bolts of heavy duty manufacturing and building.
These are good trades to be associated with so stay the course and you will be doing quite well. Learn your trade, practice what you preach and you could be making lots of money, who knows, even going on to run your own company as well. Shortened as the Rivnut, the Bollhoff Rivnut, to be precise, the blind rivet nut is lauded as the originally blind installed internally threaded rivet. Riveting reading so far, not so.
The threaded rivet was invented and patented during the nineteen thirties, on the eve of the Second World Ware. It was originally intended for attaching a rubber airplane’s wing de-icing extrusion to its wings leading edge. The rivet riveted the mainly aluminum wing skin to the wing’s inner aluminum spar. It was then purposed as a mating screw. After that, remember, this was just before the Second World War, the military got involved.
They always do, don’t they. Anyway, a rivnut fastener was given military specification. It became popular in aerospace and military design and technologies because of its specific design and assembly advantages for heavy duty constructions. Time and history has gone against us. Our time is up tonight. We hope you had fun with this historical introduction and hope it inspires you in your new trade.