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  1. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Before the onset of all these lovely red and yellow screwdrivers and tools,do any of the older Members recall what type, make of screwdrivers etc they used? my y introduction to insulated screwdrivers were the stuff Electricity Board Meter-men were issue with, the sort that if you found one you kept quiet because you knew they didn't buy it and would get it replace without any cost to themselves, Mercenary I know but it wasn't stealing. anyway I used the Stanley type 44 I think it was, wooden handle, what did you aged Sparkies use?
     
  2. Zdb
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    Wooden handle screwdriver :tearsofjoy:
     
  3. Pete999
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    Yes, you don't know how lucky you are Mate, I searched the internet and found one, I have renovated it and restored it to it's original glory, so don't you dare knock it OK!!!!! Kin Kids eh.:tongue:
     
  4. anthonybragg
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    You going to post a picture then Pete.
     
  5. Pete999
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    if i knew how to i would as soon as camera bloke visits i will post a pic have no worries mush
     
  6. Archy Styrigg
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    Can you put photographs on the interweb with a Kodak Brownie?
     
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  7. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    :)
    I think my dad has or had some up the shed by the way i is with a capital I, should be setting a good example with the bad spelling police.:):):):):):):):D
     
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Like this i London i Paris i Brussels i Johannesburg i am really over this!
     
  9. sparkdog
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    Usual one for small terminal screws had a steel blade and solid brass handle.
     
  10. dmxtothemax
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    If I remember correctly, most tools in the olden days had wooden handles as normal, so they were not just wood handles for insulated screw drivers, everything had wood handles, chisels, screwdrivers, Drill brace,Hamer etc etc etc. all normal.
     
  11. Pete999
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    Dunno Archy never tried:tongue:
     
  12. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    started out with some of these:
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    after a few bangs, soon learnt to wind tape round the shaft
     
  13. Pete999
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    i still have a yankee, wood handle, chrome all gone - down to brass:
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  15. SparkySy
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    I still have one of those and have used it recently as well, I also have the handyman as well! Blast from the past for most people I know, most of them remember their dad's using one at some point in the 80s
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