||Monday, January 1, 2001
||Phillips screws and screwdriver
||How did the Phillips Screw Driver gets its name?
Named for Henry Phillips who founded Phillips Screw Co. in 1933 and first
patented the Phillips screw in 1934. According to a Phillips Screw Company
spokesman, he developed it to help a friend install running boards on new
Cadillacs without scratching the finish. He had the first screws produced,
plated with gold and silver, and made into a necklace for his wife and others
into cuff links. A grandson now has them.
Source: Phillips Screw Co.
508 Edgewater Dr.
Wakefield, MA 01880
(listed in Brands and their companies, 22nd, ed. 200l)