Wrought iron, brass and beech
Height: 114 cm
At one point thought to be a trade sign, this outsize screwdriver, or turnscrew, is more likely to simply have been produced as a specific tool to assist with a specific task in order that the user could extend their reach.
Others were produced as display items in order to demonstrate a manufacturer’s skills.
Turnscrew, British 1900-1950 © Compton Verney
Reference CVCSC 0152.F