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Rivets were first used and patented on 501® jeans in 1873 because miners complained that their pockets ripped under the weight of ore samples. The early jeans had rivets on the front and back pockets. Rear rivets were covered beginning in 1937 because of complaints that the rivets scratched school desk chairs and saddles. Since 1967, reinforced stitching has replaced the back pocket rivets.
Source: Levi Strauss Co.
The automotive industry uses 25% of all fasteners manufactured.
Source: Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints, J Bickford and S Nassar, Ed.
Compressed air accounts for 10% to 30% of the electricity consumed by a typical industrial facility. Leaks waste up to half of the total compressor output.
Source: U.S. Department of energy
Eighty-Five percent of all U.S. assembly lines install threaded fasteners
Source: Assembly Magazine
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