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Self-sealing stem bolt

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Self-sealing stem bolt1

Device used in the construction of reverse-ratcheting routing planers.2 In 2369, Nog and Jake made a deal with a Lisseppian ship's captain in which they bartered five thousand wrappages of Cardassian Yamok sauce for a hundred gross of self-sealing stem bolts. They then bartered the bolts for seven tessipates of land on Bajor. They then made a deal with Quark to sell the land to the Bajoran government.1

In 2371 Quark had another hundred gross of self-sealing stem bolts in a cargo bay on Deep Space Nine. He tried to sell them to a buyer Emi for ten bars of gold-pressed latinum. Emi was pleased with the trade, as the bolts would allow her family to greatly increase their production of reverse-ratcheting routing planers. Unfortunately for Quark, the Grand Nagus told Emi where she could buy the bolts wholesale.2

Whilst Bashir was being held in captivity in a Dominion prison camp in 2373, a guard who discovered a makeshift metal tool the prisoners had made asked him what it was. Bashir responded that it was either a self-sealing stem bolt or a reverse ratcheting router.3

In 2375 O'Brien joked that he was taking a post at Starfleet academy so that he could teach the officers the difference between a warp matrix flux capacitor and a self-sealing stem bolt.4

In 2265 Cervantes Quinn falsely claimed that his cargo included stem bolts, though they may not have been of the self-sealing kind.5

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 DS9 1 Progress
2 DS9 3 Prophet Motive
3 DS9 5 By Inferno's Light
4 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 1
5 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger Perhaps non-self-sealing stem bolts are from an earlier, more primitive era?
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 4)
Episode : Progress
Series : DS9 Season 3 (Disc 4)
Episode : Prophet Motive
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : By Inferno's Light
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : What You Leave Behind, Part 1
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger
Comment : Perhaps non-self-sealing stem bolts are from an earlier, more primitive era?

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