Tap and Die Set Used by Henry Ford, 1882

Summary

This tap and die set was used by Henry Ford when building the Quadricycle. Taps and dies are cutting tools used to create screw threads.

This tap and die set was used by Henry Ford when building the Quadricycle. Taps and dies are cutting tools used to create screw threads.

Artifact

Tap and die set

Date Made

1882

Creators

Hart Manufacturing Company 

J. M. Carpenter Tap & Die Company 

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cleveland 

United States, Rhode Island, Pawtucket 

Creator Notes

Die holder produced by Hart Manufacturing Company in Cleveland, Ohio. 3/4 and 7/16 sized taps manufactured by J. M. Carpenter Tap & Die Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The remaining taps and dies are attributed to Hart Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Toolbox made by an unknown maker.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

00.1510.83

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Dark brown
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in  (of toolbox)

Width: 6.25 in  (of toolbox)

Length: 21.5 in  (of toolbox)

Inscriptions

Stamped on center front of die holder: DUPLEX./ PAT'D. AUG. 29. 1882. Stamped on reverse center of die holder: HART. MFG. CO. / CLEVELAND. O. Impression along outer edge of front of die holder: 22 (24?) Impressions along side of outer center edge: 1 / 2 / 3 On ¾ plug tap: : J.M. CARPENTER / TAP & DIE CO. / PAWT. R.I. U.S.A. / ¾ / (C within V) / 10 / N.C. / 3 On 5/8 plug tap: DUPLEX / 5/8 / 11 On 7/16 plug tap: J.M. CARPENTER / TAP & DIE CO. / PAWT. R.I. U.S.A. / 7/16 / V / 14 / U.S.S. On ¾ plug tap: : DUPLEX / ¾ / 10 On ½ plug tap: DUPLEX / ½ / 12 On 3/8 plug tap: DUPLEX / 3/8 / 16 On 5/16 plug tap: : DUPLEX / 5/16 / 18 1/4 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 1/4 Stamped on bottom: 20 5/16 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 5/16 Stamped on bottom: 18 7/16 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 7/16 Stamped on bottom: 14 1/2 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 1/2 Stamped on bottom: 12 3/4 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 3/4 Stamped on bottom: 10 3/8 dies: Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 3/8 Stamped on bottom: 16 5/8 dies (inside die holder) Stamped on top: 62 / one of each: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Stamped on end: 5/8

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