Have you ever seen the book Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living by Tom McLellan? It’s a book of objects dismantled and photographed beautifully. It’s also a book that shows you that fasteners are in everything.
From a bicycle to a snowblower, McLellan shows what things look like when they are taken apart. He stayed faithful to the assembly of each object, and tried to lay out the pieces in the order in which they were revealed. He took apart fifty design classics that were in working order and well built. Both old and new objects were photographed – yet one thing is always constant – fasteners held them together!
I wanted to get inside these once treasured, now rejected objects and show the world their quality and beauty – Tim McLellan
These are some of our favorites that show fasteners exposed, and show the internal beauty of everyday objects.
From tiny retaining rings to large slotted spring pins, Advance carries a large inventory of specialty fasteners that are used in industrial applications including:
- washing machines
- air conditioners
- medical equipment
The list goes on. Fasteners are in everything, and we are proud to stock the best fastening products from the best manufacturers in the USA. Contact the Advance sales team for the best fastener for whatever you are building or taking apart!