are screwdriver examples which I would like to purchase or borrow for
- FOREST CITY SCREWDRIVER
CO. / PAT APRIL 16, 1895:
maker marks on this tool usually appear around the upper and lower ends
of the shifter barrel inside a zig-zag band. On some models there is no
maker mark. This sprial/ratchet screwdriver looks quite similar to
early models of NORTH BROTHERS MANUFACTURING CO. "YANKEE" No.
30 The handle is a different shape, it may have one or two
shifters on opposite
of barrel and the chuck may or many not be spring-loaded.
There may be no maker
marks on this tool.
- FURBISH & HAMLEN, AUGUSTA, ME. / M'F'R'S OF
THE MAINE SCREWDRIVER" THE MAINE SCREWDRIVER:
- There may be no maker
marks on this tool.
CITY SCREWDRIVER CO.\
- This automatic drill probably looks very similar to the NORTH BROTHERS
MANUFACTURING CO. (YANKEE) No. 40.
- S. F.
& CO. / PAT. APPD. / FT. WAYNE, IND.:
- There are four
different models which bear inscriptions similar to this. I am particularly
interested the model which has a single spiral (clockwise only).
/ PAT. MAR. 4 - 1890 / DECATUR COFFIN CO. / DECATUR IL.:
This is similar to the other Decatur Coffin Co.
screwdrivers but utilizes a socket/chuck for interchangeable screwdriver
- H. MUELLER
/ DECATUR, ILL. / PAT. . JULY 30, 1889:
- Most H. Mueller
screwdrivers which you will see follow closely the basic conventional
of other makers and do not resemble the patent illustration at
This illustration is of an earlier model in the style of an
drill which does resemble the patent (exposed shaft with sliding handle
which houses the clutch mechanism).
- THE L. S.
STARRETT CO. / ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A./ NO. 801 / PAT. APPLIED FOR:
are two models of this screwdriver - with a return spring and without a
/ PLANTSVILLE, CONN. / PAT. APPLD. FOR:
only, replaceable tip, rosewood handle.
PAT APR 16-1889 / PAT APP'D FOR:
be the only marking or may have other markings related to Gilbert T.
This is another form of the
Sutterly patent above. This may be the only marking or may have other markings
related to Gilbert T. Sutterly, Philadelphia.