Goodell Bros. Spiral Screwdriver Ca. 1890's
This is a very rare tool manufactured in the 1890's in Greenfield Mass! This slot bit screwdriver is 11.3" long fully extended, 7.3" long closed and locked in a stationary position, without the bit in the chuck. This one is in good useable condition, with one 1/4?; wide slot bit included. The middle brass ferrule is marked "GOODELL BROS. GREENFIELD MASS. PATENT JULY 22, 1890 NOV. 17, 1891". Goodell Bros. continued manufacturing until 1899 when they became Goodell-Pratt. This is a unique design with a good solid wood handle, that has some wear, dings and scratches, some tiny specks of orange paint, but still looks nice, well attached. The spiral feature is in nice shape, works good, is straight and turns smoothly in the clockwise driving direction only, hence screwdriver and not un-driver. The bit is removable, held in place very tightly with a good collet type screw chuck. Overall a very nice clean too. One of the first we have seen in this nice of condition!