Posted 3 years ago
I'm not sure if the way the foldable handle on this old screwdriver is made is intended to allow more 'torque' to be twisted onto a screw head, or simply to also serve as a sorta 'tack hammer' in addition to being a screwdriver...seems like it would be pretty effective at either task. :-)
It is 7-1/2" long when the handle is 'closed', 6-1/4" when 'open'. The entire thing is very sturdily made of plated steel, with a mechanism (of some sort involving a spring) within its knurled handle that (probably much like a folding pocketknife) lets the handle sorta securely 'click' into either position.
On one side of its shank (seen with the handle open) it is stamped "CRESCENT TOOL CO. JAMESTOWN N.Y." (with a logo) and "PATENT PENDING" on the other.