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Who invented the pop rivet?

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November 04, 2016 2:47AM

Although archeologists have found rivet technology going back some 3000 years. Modern Pop Rivets, otherwise known as Blind Rivets, are reported to have been invented sometime in the 1930's by engineers Carl Cherry and Louis C. Huck.

The Pop Rivet was actually developed by The George Tucker Eyelet Co. in Birmingham England in the 1930's. Cherry Rivets are similar but have a small ring that is seated in the head of the rivet when it is formed and the mandrel broken off. Two types of Cherry rivets are the Cherry Lock and the Cherry Bulb.