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    Default Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    I would be very interested to hear from anyone who any ideas as to what this tool kit is for.


    It is a Parker release, 1970s Newhaven Halo Box.

    Given the effort involved they must have a specific use.

    The screw driver is not for P51 61 FP arrow cap screws.


    I am not that clever, to me it is a mystery.



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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    The red and grey tool is a paper cutter. Those always seemed to have the same shape with four-sided barrel and cap, and recessed square ends. The paper sheet is slid below the red plastic and above the knife edge, and the tool is pushed along a tabletop slicing the page. The screwdriver design was probably just made to match the paper cutter.
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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    I have a three piece set that Parker sold. These aren't repair tools. They're household tools, the screwdriver for tightening screws on glasses or things that size, the bottom tool is for cutting coupons or news paper clipping. I forget what the third piece was. I still have it, somewhere.

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit


    Now it all makes sense, tools for a bygone age.



    As an side - I feel rather privileged to have had two of the most informed members here reply. Thank You Both

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    I think this was sold as an accessory to Parker's writing instrument business: fountain pen, plus, ballpoint, plus ink, plus refills, and then tools to use on what you've written and will write. Someplace on FPN there was a story about Parker's name for the kit. Of course, Parker decided there was no future in this, so they dropped it. Yes, from the mid-'60s.

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Quote Originally Posted by welch View Post
    ... from the mid-'60s.
    I got the paper cutter in a Christmas stocking in the early '60s, same color as I recall, with no reference to Parker on the attached hanging card (like today's bubble-pack). It was promoted as a new invention at the time. A dip into patent records would probably tell more.

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by welch View Post
    ... from the mid-'60s.
    I got the paper cutter in a Christmas stocking in the early '60s, same color as I recall, with no reference to Parker on the attached hanging card (like today's bubble-pack). It was promoted as a new invention at the time. A dip into patent records would probably tell more.
    That early? Late 60s maybe, but I remember having the paper cutter some time before college, high school I think, which would be early 70s. Early 60s I was into Lego and Matchbox - the stationery bug hadn't hit yet. I was surprised when I saw that the set I have has the Parker name on the box when it Parker wasn't on the first one I had. Fred's explanation clears that up.

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    ( Mr Bananabender is the curved tool one that you would use for straightening / bending bananas..smiling a lot )

    I had to laugh when reading above. Nearly fell off ..
    Na ,we would probably use to clean dirt from under fingernails .Over here ,well you know the line from Mr. Dundee thats not a knife this a ...

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Parker called it a Clipit. The exotic tool is a screwdriver.

    Often sold with a 45.

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Many thanks Farmboy for its name, Clipit.

    I found some other images of it, they even sold them with a solid silver case!!!!
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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Eversharp branded 4 piece set, dated 3/65.

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    Default Re: Some help please - Boxed 1970s Parker tool kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorvik Pens View Post
    Eversharp branded 4 piece set, dated 3/65.

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    Thank you, Yorvik! That is the kit I remember from FPN. So the full name was "Time and Worksaver Ensemble", and now we know the name of each piece.

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