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109149 "Michael Lietzow" <mlietzow@s...> 2002‑08‑27 Re: Rivets in perfect handle screwdrivers
Hi Tom and all,

I was just fixing to post a question or two about this topic when I read
this message so I thought I'd just jump on here.  I can't answer your
riveting question but I'd like to find out more about this type of
screwdriver.  I'd never seen this type until last Saturday when I picked
up three of them at a local flea market.  They all share a similar design
but were made by different manufacturers (I think).  The neatest one has a
very interesting marking around a round steel shaft.  It's in a spiral
pattern (sort of like the stripe on a barbers pole) and says "PERFECT
HANDLE, ?????sville, Conn" and maybe some other info.  The second one is
much newer, was made by Irwin, has a squared shaft (though not a true
square) and looks a lot like the super beefy one shown here:
http://www.goantiques.com/texis,smith_perfect_handle,3d16032d28.html
The third one has no markings that I can find but has a round shaft like
the one marked Perfect Handle.  I'd appreciate any info on this type of
screwdriver.  What are they designed for?  They seem to be way too sturdy
for simply turning screws, especially the Irwin one.  Also, is "Perfect
Handle" a brand name or simply a style of handle.  TIA for any
information.

Cheers,
Mike



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