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US Patent: 210,942
Improvement in Ratchet Screwdrives
Patentee:
George E. Gay - Augusta, ME

USPTO Classifications:
192/43.1, 81/29

Tool Categories:
screwdrivers : screwdriver mechanisms : ratcheting screwdrivers

Assignees:
George E. Gay - Augusta, ME
John H. Parsons - Augusta, ME

Manufacturer:
Gay & Parsons - Augusta, ME

Witnesses:
Lewis Selbing
Hiram Sawtelle

Patent Dates:
Applied: Nov. 13, 1878
Granted: Dec. 17, 1878

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Description:
Cabinet maker style handle with a pawl and toothed wheel configuration. Handle style was chosen as the shape found to be the easiest and cheapest to manufacture, as well as the most convenient and handiest in use.

Known examples are marked on the mechanism cover GAY. within an oval and PAT DEC 17, 1878. The handle may also be marked: GAY & PARSONS/AUGUSTA./M.E.

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