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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 18, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for sale is a small size, early right hand only spiral screwdriver made by Goodell-Pratt of Greenfield Massachusetts. It is clearly marked with very small lettering on the small barrel above the ferrule "Goodell-Pratt Co. Greenfield Mass. Patented July 22, 1890 Nov. 17, 1891". This tool is 7&1/4 inches in length without the bit and 11&1/2 inches extended. Mechanically this screwdriver is in good condition, operating smoothly in one direction for driving screws, but has some "side to side" play from wear at the top of the spiral shaft, where it connects to the collet assembly. There is a small amount of play, at the spiral shaft, going into the handle also. It has a notch to lock its position which makes loosening the collet easy. The free spinning collar has fingered openings and can be pulled toward the handle to "grab" the barrel and hold the spiral shaft closed. The wooden handle is in good condition, but has two small circular owner's marks (photo#12) on one side. Looks to be made with a hole punch, is my guess. The flat bit does NOT appear to be original, but altered to fit this tool. It fits into the collet and easily locks in place. Please select supersized images to view overall condition. This antique collectible mechanical screwdriver will ship First Class Mail with delivery confirmation for a flat rate of $3 ... read more