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Offline john k

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Ace screwdrivers
« on: November 02, 2020, 11:47:08 AM »
ACE hardware screwdrivers been popping up lately.   Seem to be about 1950 vintage.  Got them to use as my Snap-On black handles are going away fast.
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Re: Ace screwdrivers
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 08:41:55 PM »
Who was the manufacturer for those Ace drivers?
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Re: Ace screwdrivers
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2020, 05:05:21 PM »
Nice. Haven’t seen too many like that. Looks like some of the Fuller Screwdrivers I have.

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Re: Ace screwdrivers
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 06:21:38 AM »
Okay, this is amazing. But the most important question can I buy such a setting somewhere? Auction House? eBay? Website? My husband was going on and on about how he had a set of Ace screwdrivers when he was young, he got them from his Pa and the whole story ensued. I would give almost anything to be able to get him a set of those now. Please, please let me know if it is doable.

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Re: Ace screwdrivers
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2021, 11:07:00 AM »
The "Flying Ace" logo was used in various forms from the 1930s to mid-1960s. They are very difficult to find in sets. As someone else mentioned, you almost always find them one at a time. I spent a lot of time researching these and was never able to pin down a precise dating for them, but the acetate handles indicate post-war. Probably mid-1950s to mid-1960s.
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Re: Ace screwdrivers
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 09:04:21 PM »
Although they aren’t screwdrivers, I have a matched set of early Ace nutdrivers. If they are of interest to you send me a message. I would let them go for shipping cost.
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Edit***Since I never heard back from the person posting upthread, the nutdrivers were sold on eBay 5/21.
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