Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Tuesday Triumph: A Convenient Screwdriver

Each Tuesday… at least for a while… I’d like to present an invention from the early 1900’s that I have pulled from old World’s Advance magazines. This was the publication that bought out and is now Popular Science. Inventions remind us to stay clever and innovative. These inventions were becoming popular alongside many events that still affect us today. Put yourself back to the time of World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic. Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was published, and the first pop-up bread toaster was invented. It was a time before zippers and right at the start of the movie industry. I think the innovative creativity can still inspire us today, so please enjoy this Tuesday’s Triumph: a Convenient Screwdriver as published by the New York Modern Pub. Co. in Vol. 31 of the World’s Advance (1915).

A Convenient Screwdriver

A Convienent Screwdriver
 “A screw driver fitted with a pair of jaws for holding the screw that is being driven is the subject of a patent granted to an Ohio inventor. The screw driver is fitted with a movable sleeve which mounts the two members that form the jaws. Provision is made for moving the jaws nearer or further apart by simply turning the sleeve, while they may be brought down to hold the screw by sliding the sleeve.”

Well that just sounds handy. Now if only it would work with a hammer I could save a few fingers with this process.

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