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It seems like Powerful Pete pocket screwdrivers were made by a couple of different companies during the time that they were in production. That, or the same company made them but they stuck different companies names on to them.
Powerful Pete pocket screwdrivers were produced around 1950, and sold at places such as road-side service stations as a little cheap keyring attachment.
They are now very hard to find for sale. I own one, and have two more on the way from the US.
They truly are a really useful little tool.
I have attached a couple of images of my Powerful Pete that I bought from Canada a few months ago.
Also, I saw a few replies to this thread that mentioned people not being able to find the Colt or Smith & Wesson pocket screwdrivers (the originals, not fakes). Well, I have located a collection of both.
They are both for sale from American sellers on eBay. I am providing the links below, just in case you want to buy one for your keyring. http://www.ebay.com/itm/360525824689
- Colt pocket screwdriverhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/360525840425
- Smith & Wesson screwdriver
I am building up my collection of Powerful Pete screwdrivers.
One for the keyring, the rest for the collection.
A whole bunch of companies created similar pocket screwdrivers. As you know, Colt and S&W made some. Jim Beam made some, too.
I just gave away my 1960s Jim Beam pocket screwdriver, but I have some photos of it.
The Powerful Pete in the photos is the one I currently have. The Jim Beam one is the one I gave away. I will post photos of my new ones when they arrive.
I hope this helps you out a bit.