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Old 01-24-2020, 04:55 PM   #1
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Did Stanley manufacture some of these ribbed handle screwdrivers for Ford?
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:28 PM   #2
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There were no manufacturer markings on the screwdriver, so it might have been possible but I have never heard exactly who made them.
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:58 AM   #3
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I could not say whether they did or not but I can say that the Stanley screw driver of the model A era seem to all be round shank. They have similar handles & ferules but the shank is round. The Ford screw drivers I've seen that were identified as being from Model As have a square shank all the way from the blade to the tip of the handle.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:36 AM   #4
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From MAFCA site.
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Page 17 - 4 of Judging standards revised 2016, picture shows round steel blade, on occasion stamped with a "B" indicating the manufacturer. I have been unable to find any information on who manufactured the screw driver.
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Default Re: 1931 Tool kit screwdriver

Thanks everyone. The screwdriver I have has "Stanley No 20 Made in USA" stamped on the ferrule and no rivet so I assume it is incorrect for a Model A. It also has a ribbed wooden handle. Were they made with a ribbed handle or were they all round? Thanks
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Ribbed.
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Old 01-25-2020, 03:05 PM   #8
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Handles not heavily ribbed, but subtle.
You have it easy to find & identify. Try finding a Canadian one which were a bit different!
The 'driver was eliminated from the Canadian toolkit in late '30.
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Old 01-25-2020, 03:26 PM   #9
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The screwdriver rotowrench describes may be a Model T one.
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The square shank may have been Model T but the Model T didn't have them for the whole run due to the driver on the pliers handle making it redundant in the 20s I know that Ford did have several companies that supplied tools to them but I don't know about the screwdriver. The model T screwdriver was shorter than the Model A types.

Tool kits were supplied right on up into the mid to late 30s with few changes except the addition of part numbers on some of the tools. A lot of the ones out there may be of later manufacture than Model A. This link may be Model A or later.
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...river-old-tool

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Old 01-25-2020, 05:48 PM   #11
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Page 17 - 4 of Judging standards revised 2016, picture shows round steel blade, on occasion stamped with a "B" indicating the manufacturer. I have been unable to find any information on who manufactured the screw driver.

Here are two NOS Original Screwdrivers with the "B" on the tip of the blade end..
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:19 PM   #12
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I have 4 ford screwdrivers only 1 has the B. Guess I am lucky to have that many.
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