RATCHET SCRWDRIVER BOXED SET
WITH BOX AND 6 BITS
ELLRICH HARDWARE MFG. CO.
RARE!!!! RARE!!!! RARE!!!!
Description: Offered is an example of a rare Ellrich patent ratchet screwdriver set with box and good label. This set was sold by the Ellrich Hardware Mfg. Co. of Plantsville, Conn. Rosewood handle. Flip-out ears change the mechanical for LH, RH or locked. Spring-loaded release button for interchangeable blades.
Six blades are included. The two largest sizes at the top of the box are correct. The two smaller sizes in the box are not correct for this driver and do not have the notch to lock in place. I am including two extra, correct Ellrich blades which are duplicates of the next-to-largest size in the box (1/2"). These could be re-sized to be correct for the two smaller incorrect blades.
The the paper label in the lid is in quite good shape.
The handle thickness seems a little thick for the box so the box lid lacks about 1/32" inch of closing completely.
Size: handle only length - 7"
A sample listing from a Sargent & Co. 1888 cata log is included for reference.
Patent info: R. C. Ellrich of Plantsville, CT was granted patent # 293957 on Feb. 19, 1884 for the ratchet mechanism incorporated in this driver. The actual ... read more