It may be my imagination, but that Stanley looks a whole lot like a Reed-Prince to me instead of a Philips. (the difference is a 45 degree cut on the Ph vs a 90 degree on the R/P). Even in the RAPD, the angle of the tip looks different between figure D and the other "Cross Tips".
The actual photo of Silly's screwdriver seemed worn to me until the RAPD was posted, and they match, leading me solidly enough to this conclusion that I posted it. I thought it was worn or a R/P when he first posted the photo the other day.
I could be wrong.
As for the 6" perfect handle, I can't recall seeing one around here with that particular detail "6 symbol". According to the WO drawing and some other sources, there are a couple of manufacturers noted as acceptable, of which examples have not shown up yet. I wonder if this is a "Missing Link"?
You have Irwin with no "6 symbol", the Barber Pole marked on shank (can't remember), the Torbin with a "6 triangle" symbol. I know I'm missing some, Lennox and FairmounT are mentioned suppliers, with FairmounT being discussed lately as potentially being contracted by another manufacturer. Help out guys, is my memory not good and we've seen this "6 oval" symbol before, or is it "new"?
If it's "new" we should discuss it?
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