Alligator clip; 1920; 2008-02

Name/Title

Alligator clip

About this object

Circular steel object with serrated edges and used to stop movement when two pieces of timber are bolted together. To be effective it had to be centred on the bolt that passed through the two pieces of timber. This item was retreived from the roof trusses of a building in 1980 when they were dismantled. The building was 60 years old.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Cast steel

Subject and Association Description

Circular steel with serrated edges used to minimise movement

Credit Line

Gift to TATATM

Object Type

Steel object

Object number

2008-02

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Tags
alligator
frame
TATATM
timber

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