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36 inch 1915/16 Screwdriver 91 Cms FTS tank corp


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I got this mammoth screwdriver at car boot this morning by Jackson ate the initials on handle do you think owners name or stand fir something else 

could it be thank corp supply ? 
it’s By Jackson’s 

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Looks to me to have been made by J.Tyzack & Son. (Edited to correct it)

What makes you think it is ww1? Presumably the 1918 date on it (doh!).

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Thank you 

it does I guess anything with  big screws 

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The braid arrow and v must be a year production code 

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There's a Broad Arrow on it with a 'T' on the Bay one. So military issue in some WW1 context - obviously medium/heavy engineering. Could be 'T'anks, other large 'V'ehicles, military railways?

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I've had and seen a few of these. I've never had a military one with the 'arrowhead' end of the shaft. All of those I have had or seen have been standard tapered shafts.  

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I wonder if the FTS are initials or stand for something   maybe forward Tank Supply (wishful thinking) 

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Doesn't the V imply it might be older than WW1?

David 

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11 hours ago, GRANVILLE said:

Doesn't the V imply it might be older than WW1?

The 1918 date could be a problem :whistle:

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FTS is likely the initials of the person that had this in their tool box post- war. Back in the day when quality tools were valued and made to last. Quite common to see initials on vintage tools of all kinds.

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As I understand the broad arrow mark is the Government Property Mark- so does not have to = military. Used on prison uniforms- GPO marker stones and in the past I noticed one on a hospital fire extinguisher.  Regards, Paul.

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