Jan. 24th: Patent Description - Andrew McBride

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Author: Andrew McBride

Wood Screw

Patent number: 4697969

Filing date: Sep 6, 1985

Issue date: Oct 6, 1987

This patent claims an improved wood screw with either a flat head, hex head or phillips head, and having two flutes of semi-circular cross-section, the first beginning at the tip of the screw and ending near the head of the screw, and the second beginning at the tip of the screw and continuing a length of about three screw heads from the tip. Both flutes have a diameter about a third of the screw's root diameter, and the tangent lines to each flute axis form an angle of 30º with the screw's axis.