|Object ID #||1991.021.012|
|Lexicon category||10: Unclassifiable Artifacts|
|Artist||Alerid, Sheffield, England|
|Place of Origin||Sheffield, England, United Kingdom|
|Description||ALERID screwdriver (made at Sheffield, England). 23 cm long, 4.5 cm in diameter at handle. This screwdriver has a turned knob-style handle made of wood. There are two incised rings for decoration. The steel working end has a flattish area with the maker's name ALERID and SHEFFIELD ENGLAND impressed. The tip is 0.8 cm wide.|
|Makers mark||The steel working end has a flattish area with the maker's name ALERID and SHEFFIELD ENGLAND impressed.|
This screwdriver was made at Sheffield, England by "Alerid".
Unknown provenance. Last belonged Gilbert Rice. Rice grew up in Massie, in Holland Township, Grey County. His father was George Rice. Gilbert became a mechanic and a member of the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
|Collection||Woodworking Tools and Equipment|
|Dimensions||L-23 Dia-4.5 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||A tool used for turning slotted screws.|