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Old 11-22-2019, 08:09 AM   #1
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History of Robertson vs. Phillips Screw

Ran across this interesting video on You Tube: https://youtu.be/R-mDqKtivuI
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
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Ran across this interesting video on You Tube: https://youtu.be/R-mDqKtivuI
Hi: Zardoz... One thing not expanded on is the Robertson screws ability to be applied to the driver end and used single handed.
Thanks for posting a daily history lesson. Alf
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By the way... You might consider subscribing to The History Guy's YouTube channel. He has tons of "snippets" of history he makes very interesting.
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I enjoyed this! I was a big fan of the pbs series "Connections".
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By the way... You might consider subscribing to The History Guy's YouTube channel. He has tons of "snippets" of history he makes very interesting.
Hi: EscapeBoulder... There's history and also herstory!!! Alf
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Well done video and very informative. Filled in a couple of blanks. Always been a great fan of Robertson screws. Couldn't have done some of my boat building stuff without them. Reaching into an area, only possible to reach with one hand and getting the screw to stay on the driver.

In my younger days there was also a Philips, almost look alike, called a Reed and Prince, which could cause a bit, no pun intended, of grief when mixed up with a Philips.

Too bad history went the way it did. On a rating scale I'd rate the slot driver at the bottom and the Philips about 2/3 as good as the Robertson.

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