Four slotted flat head screwdrivers with three having wooden handles and one having a yellow plastic handle that were used by Teresa Summerskill and they were donated by Laura Burden. a) is a long screwdriver with a wood chipped handle and the metal head piece having an uneven slanted shape with no brand name. b) is a medium sized screwdriver that is slightly longer than b) with a slightly wood chipped handle and the metal head piece having an uneven slanted shape, also having no visible brand name. c) is also a medium sized screwdriver with a yellow plastic handle. On the right side of the handle reads "Oxwall U.S.A.", in which the brand name of "Oxwall" is the manufacturing company. Although not much company history is well known, there is some information that Oxwall originally was found in New York as a foreign business company around April 1978 and was later shut down at an unknown date. The top of the handle can also be twisted while making a "clicking" sound. d) is a small screwdriver with a wooden handle and the metal head piece having a slightly uneven slanted shape with no brand name. a), b), and d) more likely could have been hand made. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.
Date of Object:
ca. 1950s - 1970s
a) 31cm L X 2cm W, b) 25.1cm L X 3.2cm W, c) 27cm L X 2cm W, d) 16.6cm L X 2cm W