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Tools - Recent Find
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:14:41 AM »
I recently found an L S Starrett reversible screwdriver. Though not marked, it matches the patent drawings.
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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 07:50:54 AM »
What are the tool ends?
If my first name was Laroy I'd go by L.S. too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 09:45:37 AM »
How would you like to write Laroy Sunderland Starrett  on your schoolwork every day?

Neat screwdriver, never seen that one before. Very minimalist too....

Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 11:44:07 AM »
From Athol Mathathuthettes!


Congrats on matching it up with the patent Papaw. All of the Starrett tools I own (and have ever owned) have been absolutely first rate.
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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 01:22:53 PM »
From the patent-
"The object of my invention is to provide a reversible pocket-tool adapted, when made as herein shown, to form a hole in soft or hard wood and to insert a screw therein, the blade being readily reversible for this purpose and arranged to slip bodily into the handle, so that neither end shall protrude. The handle is of bent metal so formed as to have a tapering lateral opening entirely through it and forms a loose-fitting wrench for nuts of various sizes. This opening lightens the tool and is also convenient to hang it up by. The han dle and clamp peculiar to my invention are adapted to receive and hold a reversible or other blade or tool adapted to other purposes when provided with my holding means..."
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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 03:35:14 PM »
Nice find!  Those are not real common.

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 12:43:26 PM »
I couldn't remember where I put the darn thing and when
I found it I couldn't find your post. do you have a picture
of the driver, mine is missing. Thanks

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 02:08:47 PM »
...Neat screwdriver, never seen that one before. Very minimalist too....

+1. Very cool.
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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 03:15:06 PM »
From the patent-
"The object of my invention is to provide a reversible pocket-tool adapted, when made as herein shown, to form a hole in soft or hard wood and to insert a screw therein, the blade being readily reversible for this purpose and arranged to slip bodily into the handle, so that neither end shall protrude. The handle is of bent metal so formed as to have a tapering lateral opening entirely through it and forms a loose-fitting wrench for nuts of various sizes. This opening lightens the tool and is also convenient to hang it up by. The han dle and clamp peculiar to my invention are adapted to receive and hold a reversible or other blade or tool adapted to other purposes when provided with my holding means..."

So, more than a screwdriver, a multi-tool.

Very cool tool by a first rate manufacturer.

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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 07:19:18 PM »
Here's a picture of the Starrett bit. It's three inches long.

PaPaw, Take another look as yours. It should be marked on the inside of the loop handle. See second photo.

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Re: Tools - Recent Find
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 07:22:03 PM »
I'll take a look in the morning.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 10:39:11 PM »
 as jim nabors would say "well golly"
I used a little wet and dry on it and there it was.
It's not a very good design.