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US Patent: 525,189
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Patentee:
Levi M. Devore - Freeport, IL

USPTO Classifications:
16/430, 294/57, 30/366, 81/436

Tool Categories:
screwdrivers

Assignees:
Levi M. Devore - Freeport, IL
M. H. Wilcoxon - Freeport, IL

Manufacturer:
Unknown

Witnesses:
Charles O. Shervey
A. I. H. Ebbesen

Patent Dates:
Applied: May 01, 1893
Granted: Aug. 28, 1894

Patent Pictures: [ 1 | 2 ]
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Description:
Use of a single piece of metal to form the working end, shank, and handle of a tool.

Figure 2, center (and pic 2), was marketed as the "Handy" screwdriver for bicycles and sewing machines. Produced as late as 1909 based on a November 1909 Wright & Wilhelmy catalog (hardware wholesaler in Omaha, NE) but the actual manufacturer is unknown.

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