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Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM
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Couple more "what the heck is it?"

I didn't want to clutter up Brian's post of his mystery tool so I decided to start a separate one. Here are a couple of older mystery tools that belonged to my Grandpa.

This one was used by Carpenters:


This one (3 images) could be used by Carpenters, Cabinet Makers, Mechanics or Honey Doer's. The last two images are of the tip showing it's two possible positions.





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Not sure on the first but the second is a locking screwdriver for straight blade screws. Usually the center piece is spring loaded so when in the screw slot it will hold the screw. Had one that was similar back in the points and condenser days. Very handy for getting into the distributors and not dropping screws
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the second is a locking screwdriver for straight blade screws. Usually the center piece is spring loaded so when in the screw slot it will hold the screw. Had one that was similar back in the points and condenser days. Very handy for getting into the distributors and not dropping screws
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Either you guy's are really old, Or I'm really young...

I never seen any of them before....
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Either you guy's are really old, Or I'm really young...:
depends on whether you figure in percentages or numbers
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I've not only seen them, I have them !
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what the heck is it?

The first one is a saw set, for setting the angle of the teeth. The second one looks like a non sparking screw driver for electronics. And the third is a holder to start screws, I have two of these one is for straight and one for phillps.

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Dang, you guys are OLD craftsmen aren't you? LOL

Exactly correct Hemi - - - that old saw set came from an old Cabinet Maker that used to let me clean his shop to make Picture Show money and somehow my Grandpa ended up with it and then I got it when he passed on. I can still remember seeing Papa Roberds sitting under a shade tree with his hand saw in a vise and a triangle file sharpening one tooth at a time.
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Either you guy's are really old, Or I'm really young...

I never seen any of them before....
I've got a couple of the locking screwdrivers, but of course I got them as a child...
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This one (3 images) could be used by Carpenters, Cabinet Makers, Mechanics or Honey Doer's. The last two images are of the tip showing it's two possible positions.
I have one that looks exactly like yours. It's also nylon- so you can do points/distributor work w/o getting zapped.

Mine has "Aircraft Specialties, Inc., Lapeer, Michigan, Made in USA" and a patent number. No telling how old it is, but it's older than me- that much I'm sure of.

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Dang, you guys are OLD craftsmen aren't you? LOL

Exactly correct Hemi - - - that old saw set came from an old Cabinet Maker that used to let me clean his shop to make Picture Show money and somehow my Grandpa ended up with it and then I got it when he passed on. I can still remember seeing Papa Roberds sitting under a shade tree with his hand saw in a vise and a triangle file sharpening one tooth at a time.
Good post, Em. There used to be a all-round fixer-upper-dude in town, sharpen anything that needed sharpening, old tube radios, lawn mowers, chain saws, a bit of gas welding, you name it. I was asking about him to a friend the other day, he's been dead for 15 years. Most folks throw stuff away anymore, buy a Chines replacement tool.

Ever look for bees wax at a hardware store, specially the chain stores? If the guy is younger than 50 or so, it's "What would you use that for"? look. My old man was too cheap, he used bar soap.....lol.
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Interesting, Cobalt, tomorrow I'll drag that thing back out and see if it's got anything stamped on it.

Dan, I keep a small bar of soap in my bolt and nuts tray. I've watched my Grandpa build and help me build lots of wooden furniture and various items and he "never" put a wood screw into wood that didn't have the threads coated with soap shavings.
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Cobalt, there is absolutely NO MARKINGS on that locking screwdriver and I mean "NO" markings - - - wish Grandpa was still around to ask him about that ! Sure hope it's not a Walmart Brand hahahaha Don't think Wallyworld existed when this was made.
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