The History of the Screwdriver

The forgotten history of the screwdriver. This is original content based on research by The History Guy.

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Most everyone owns at least one screwdriver. But Canadians likely own a screwdriver that few outside Canada would recognize. The differing fates of the Robertson and the Phillips head screwdrivers demonstrates that innovation is intimately tied to historical events.

 

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