A novel system was developed by London Transport for reclaiming used bolts, nuts, and studs from its 10,000 road vehicles. More than 65,000 items are being reclaimed weekly with the present layout, which is capable of extension if required. The system shows a saving of approximately half the cost of new components, which alone fully justicies its introduction. After removal during vehicle repairs the bolts are delivered in bulk to Chiswick works where they are cleaned in a caustic wash. Sorting is carried out in two stages, first by diameter and then by length, type of head and so on.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1953-5-22

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  • Accession Number: 00037952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM