Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ratchet screwdriver

An interesting little ratcheting screwdriver I found recently, with a pistol grip and interchangeable bits:

Patent No. 962057 does not correspond to any U.S. or Canadian patents for such screwdrivers.  (The US patent with this number is for a "racing apparatus" issued in 1910, the Canadian  one for a signboard issued in 1975.)  Perhaps it's British, but that country has not made its patent database easily available on the web.


Anonymous said...

my friend has one like this but in mint condition and all the parts to it and the case it was originally bought in and was wondering how much it was worth

The Duke said...

Probably at least a million dollars!

Anonymous said...

I have one of these and Its the best screwdriver set ever! I bought it at a yard sale for a dollar. but I'm missing some pieces, that's why I'm looking to find one but can't anywhere.

_nate said...

Found one of these in my mother-in-law's house while cleaning it out. Had to look it up to figure out what it was (obviously some ratchet, so I'm glad I found your post of the specifics!)

Doing a google search, I found one listed on ebay from some time ago. It appears to be made in Hong Kong, although the one I found in our house is rubbed off.