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Old 07-08-19, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I was told many years ago that Whitworth threading was "created" to make it so germans couldn't work on captured enemy planes.

It sounds plausible enough, and I want to believe it enough, that I have not googled it for confirmation.
Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many years--it was the first national threading/bolt standard:
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