Phillips Head Screwdriver - San Antonio, TX
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N 29° 31.997 W 098° 24.031
14R E 558087 N 3267220
Quick Description: A Phillips head screwdriver is less likely to slip out of the slot and can deliver more torque efficiently to the turning of a screw or bolt with this style of fitting.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2020 9:40:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM123H1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The City of San Antonio Northeast Service Center, commonly referred to as The Tool Yard, is where the large mobile equipment like buses, garbage trucks, and other large heavy equipment goes to get any repairs, maintenance or upgrades. It is the repair shop for heavy duty mobile equipment owned and operated by the City of San Antonio. Because it is a support facility, it is seldom thought of and gets little attention unless there is a construction deadline to meet or a major crisis that has to have a particular piece of equipment in working order pronto! The workers at the Tool Yard keep the fleet of City's rolling stock moving and maintained.

In 2003, the City of San Antonio decided to use the land at the entrance into their maintenance facility as a place to commemorate the workers and work done at the NE Service Center. As a result, the artist chosen decided on creating overly large representations of the kinds of hand tools the maintenance crews use to take apart and repair the various kinds of trucks and other equipment needed and used for keeping the city functioning. The eleven (11) tools created as the art exhibit are placed along the patch of land between Wurzbach Parkway and the street appropriately named Tool Yard that leads into the entrance of the Northeast Service Center. These artistic tools are a sampling of the simple but essential hand tools use to remove, repair and reinstall the parts of the equipment maintained.

This featured tool is a PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER. This kind of screwdriver has a crossed or 'X' shaped tip to the driving shaft of the tool. This pointed, slotted configuration allows more surface area in the slot and keeps the tool in place, since there is no way to exit the slot once the tool is inserted in place. The torque delivered is more efficient so the task of tightening a screw is done quicker. This has become the most popular screwdriver to use.
Title: Phillips Head Screwdriver

Artist: Riley Robinson

Placement Date: 2003

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Object: Phillips Head Screwdriver

Location: City of San Antonio Northeast Service Center (the Tool Yard)

Material: Galanized steel

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