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Object ID # 1991.021.012
Object Name Screwdriver
Title Alerid Screwdriver
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Artist Alerid, Sheffield, England
Made Alerid
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.
Provenance 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
Material Metal/Wood
Dimensions L-23 Dia-4.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A tool used for turning slotted screws.