A screwdriver

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It was given to my Dad by his Mam when his Grandama died in December 2008, it belonged to his Grandfather and it had been found in his toolbox.

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  • 1. At 13:12 on 31 May 2010, jimi43 wrote:

    I am not sure either but I found one exactly like that today covered in old engine oil which protected it....

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  • 2. At 00:26 on 1 June 2010, jimi43 wrote:

    I have now found out more about it. It is called a "Perfect Handle Screwdriver" and if you Google that it will give you a wealth of information. Because it has a solid piece of metal all the way to the end it can be used to hit or indeed...as in some adverts from the 1930s...as a hammer! Invented by HG Smith 1890-1900 and various uses including being part of a 1920s Cadillac tool kit to being called "An Undertaker's Screwdriver" because it would fit in the undertaker's pocket and he would use it to screw the lid of the coffin down! The wooden parts are called "scales" and they are through-riveted with either steel or brass rivets. Hope this helps! - Jim

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