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Yankee Tools Checklist

David Erickson
February 21, 1997

This is a compilation of all known Yankee tools, extracted from a half-dozen catalogs and advertisements spanning the period from 1895 to 1946, the year North Brothers was purchased by Stanley. There are even some post-1946 items in the list. Many items are exceedingly rare, but I will leave that to you to determine - all my hard won knowledge is not completely free for the asking. The list does not include non-tool items, and there are undoubtedly gaps and items which are not properly numbered in true Yankee fashion. So I am also soliciting your comments and corrections, especially if you have access to any old North Brothers catalogs.

Quick Index
Model # Range
2 to 68 75 to 130 131 to 555 633 to 1540 1545 to 3600 3601 to 4993
Other Items
Ratchet Screwdriver Accessories Push Drill Accessories Breast Drill Accessories Catalogs
 

Note:

"Yankee"tools were mfd. in Phila., Pa. by American Machine Co., prior to 1894 North Bros. Mfg. Co., 1894-1945 North Bros. Tools, a Division of Stanley, 1945-? Yankee Tool Co, Inc. (name did not appear on tools - Stanley appeared on tools)


Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 1)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
2H (Handyman) Ratchet screwdriver white, black handle
10 Ratchet screwdriver 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 30
11 Ratchet screwdriver 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
12 Ratchet screwdriver (5.75)
13 Ratchet screwdriver (4.5)
15 Ratchet screwdriver 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
15A Ratchet screwdriver 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
20-1 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
20-2 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
20-3 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
25 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
26 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
26A R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (removes screw by pulling handle upwards or by plain l.h. ratchet)
27 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (for driving screws only)
27A R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver (removes screw by pulling handle upwards or by plain l.h. ratchet)
30 Spiral ratchet screwdriver
30A Spiral ratchet screwdriver
31 Spiral ratchet screwdriver
31A Spiral ratchet screwdriver
33H Spiral ratchet screwdriver
35 Spiral ratchet screwdriver
40 Push drill
41 Push drill
41Y Push drill
42 Push drill
43 Push drill
44 Push drill
45 Push drill
45Y Push drill
46 Push drill
46Y Push drill
50 Reciprocating drill
60 Pocket magazine screwdriver w/ 4 blades
65 Ratchet magazine screwdriver w/ 3 blades
66 Holder and screwdriver bits for brace w/ 3 blades 1, 6
68-412 Offset ratchet screwdriver, phillips 1 & 2
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Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 2)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
75 Push brace
80 Ratchet screw eye driver
81 Ratchet screw eye driver
90 Plain screwdriver (standard) 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30
95 Plain screwdriver (cabinet) 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 12.5, 15.5
100 Ratchet screwdriver tool set, in wood box (#30A, #11-6in., #15-3in., chuck with 8 drill pts, countersink, 3 standard screwdriver blades)
105 Radio tool set (#230 plus 3 standard screwdriver blades, countersink, 1/4in. and 5/16in. sockets, reamer, 5/16in. x 1/2in. wrench, wire bender)
106 Radio tool set, in wood box (same tools as #105 plus #1431)
110 Ratchet screwdriver with screw-holder 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
111 Ratchet screwdriver with screw-holder 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
115 Ratchet screwdriver with screw-holder 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
125 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver quick return (for driving screws only)
126 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver quick return (for driving screws only)
126A R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver quick return (removes screw by pulling handle upwards or by plain l.h. ratchet)
127 R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver quick return (for driving screws only)
127A R.H. spiral ratchet screwdriver quick return (removes screw by pulling handle upwards or by plain l.h. ratchet)
130 Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
130A Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
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Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 3)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
131 Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
131A Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
133H (HANDYMAN) Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return,
135 Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
135A Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return
230 Ratchet screwdriver, interchangeable tip
233H (HANDYMAN) Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, hollow plastic handle for bit storage, includes 5/32in. std bit, countersink, 3 drill points
250 Ratchet tap wrench, 3/16in. capacity, 3 1/4in. long
250A Ratchet tap wrench, 3/16in. capacity, 3 1/4in. long
251 Ratchet tap wrench, 5/16in. capacity, 5in. long
251A Ratchet tap wrench, 5/16in. capacity, 5in. long
301 #1 Phillips bit for #30
302 #2 Phillips bit for #30
303 #3 Phillips bit for #30
309 Chuck adaptor & drills to fit #30
311 #1 Phillips bit for #31
312 #2 Phillips bit for #31
313 #3 Phillips bit for #31
319 Chuck adaptor & drills to fit #31
331 5/32in. Standard bit for #133H
332 1/4in. Standard bit for #133H
351 #1 Phillips bit for #35
352 #2 Phillips bit for #35
433H (HANDYMAN) S. R. screwdriver, quick return
445 3/8in. hand drill, 2 speed, plain, 2 jaw, hollow handle for bit storage
455 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, plain, 2 jaw
455A 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, plain, 2 jaw
500 Chain drill, 2 jaw
540 3/8in. hand drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 2 jaw, hollow handle for bit storage
545 3/8in. hand drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 2 jaw, hollow handle for bit storage
550 1/2in. breast drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 2 jaw
555 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 2 jaw
555AA 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 2 jaw
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Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 4)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
633H (HANDYMAN) Spiral Ratchet screwdriver, quick return, hollow handle
990 Drill press vise w/ removable swivel jaw
991 1 1/2in. Vise w/ v-groove block
991A 1 1/2in. Vise
992 2in. Vise w/ v-groove block
992A 2 1/4in. Vise
993 2 3/4in. Vise w/ v-groove block
993A 3in. Vise
994 4in. Vise w/ v-groove block
994A 4in. Vise
1003 1/4in. bench drill, 1 speed, with wrench
1005 1/2in. bench drill, 2 speed, with wrench
1251 Ratchet tap wrench, 5/16in. capacity, 13in. long
1251A Ratchet tap wrench, 5/16in. capacity, 13in. long
1430 3/16in. hand drill, 1 speed, plain, 3 jaw
1430A 3/16in. hand drill, 1 speed, plain, 3 jaw
1431 9/32in. hand drill, 1 speed, plain, 3 jaw (Radio hand drill)
1431A 9/32in. hand drill, 1 speed, plain, 3 jaw (Radio hand drill)
1435 1/4in. hand drill, 2 speed, plain, 3 jaw, hollow handlefor bits
1441 3/8in. hand drill, 1 speed, plain, 3 jaw
1445 3/8in. hand drill, 2 speed, plain, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
1446 3/8in. hand drill, 2 speed, plain, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
1455 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, plain, 3 jaw
1455A 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, plain, 3 jaw
1500 Chain drill, 3 jaw
1530 3/16in. hand drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
1530A 9/32in. hand drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
1540 3/8in. hand drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
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Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 5)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
1545 3/8in. hand drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw, hollow handle for bits
1550 1/2in. breast drill, 1 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw
1555 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw
1555A 1/2in. breast drill, 2 speed, ratchet, 3 jaw
1593 1/4in. Drill chuck, 1/2in. straight shank
1593BB 1/4in. Drill chuck, bit brace shank
1594 3/8in. Drill chuck, 1/2in. straight shank
1594BB 3/8in. Drill chuck, bit brace shank
1595 1/2in. Drill chuck, 1/2in. straight shank
1595BB 1/2in. Drill chuck, bit brace shank
1991 1 1/2in. Vise, w/ v-groove block & swivel base
1992 2in. Vise, w/ v-groove block & swivel base
1992A 2 1/4in. Vise, with swivel base
1993 2 3/4in. Vise, w/ v-groove block & swivel base
1993A 3in. Vise, with swivel base
1994 4in. Vise, w/ v-groove block and swivel base
2000 Cutter for brake lining and belting
2100 Bit Brace 8, 10, 12, 14
2100A Bit Brace 8, 10, 12, 14
2101 Bit Brace 8, 10, 12, 14
2101A Bit Brace 8, 10, 12, 14
2150 Bit extension 15, 18, 21, 24
2151 Bit extension (heavy duty) 15, 18, 21, 24
2590 Plain screwdriver (standard) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
2992 Vise clamp for 992 or 1992 vise
2993 Vise clamp for 993 or 1993 vise
3011 7/32in. Standard bit for #30
3012 1/4in. Standard bit for #30
3013 9/32in. Standard bit for #30
3030 Countersink to fit #30
3080 Chuck adaptor to fit #30
3111 1/4in. Standard bit for #31
3112 9/32in. Standard bit for #31
3113 5/16in. Standard bit for #31
3130 Countersink to fit #31
3180 Chuck adaptor to fit #31
3400 Offset ratchet screwdriver
3412 Offset ratchet screwdriver, phillips 1 & 2
3422 Offset ratchet screwdriver, phillips 2 and R&P 2
3423 Offset ratchet screwdriver, phillips 2 & 3
3511 5/32in. Standard bit for #35
3512 3/16in. Standard bit for #35
3513 7/32in. Standard bit for #35
3530 Countersink to fit #35
3580 Chuck adaptor to fit #35
3600 Offset handle (for hollow screws - square, hex, phillips)
3600-5 Offset driver kit (incl. 3600 handle, 3611, 3612, 3613 & 3614 hex keys in metal box)
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Yankee Tools Checklist (Page 6)
No. Description Sizes (in.), Models
3601 1/4in. screwdriver adaptor
3602 13/32in. screwdriver adaptor
3611 5/64in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3612 3/32in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3613 1/8in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3614 5/32in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3615 3/16in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3616 7/32in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3617 1/4in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3618 5/16in. hex key adaptor for 3600
3631 No. 1 Phillips adaptor for 3600
3632 No. 2 Phillips adaptor for 3600
3633 No. 3 Phillips adaptor for 3600
3634 No. 4 Phillips adaptor for 3600
3800 Offset ratchet screwdriver
3900-5 Offset driver kit (incl. 3900 handle, 3911, 3912, 3913 & 3914 hex keys in metal box)
3992A 2 1/4in. Angle vise, without swivel base
3993A 3in. Angle vise, without swivel base
4130 Stock Box
4595 Plain screwdriver (cabinet) 1.5, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
4992A 2 1/4in. Angle vise, with swivel base
4993A 3in. Angle vise, with swivel base
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Ratchet Screwdriver Accessories
Description Sizes (in.), Models
Hexagon Sockets for #30 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
Hexagon Sockets for #31 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8
Hexagon Sockets for #35 3/16, 1/4, 5/16
Combination Sockets for #30 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
Combination Sockets for #31 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8
Combination Sockets for #35 1/4, 5/16
Bit with screw holder to fit: #30, #31, #35
Bit with screw eye holder to fit: #30, #35
Bicycle or slotted bit (to fit #30 only)
Phillips bits for #30: 301(#1), 302(#2), 303(#3)
Standard bits for #30: 3011(7/32), 3012(1/4), 3013(9/32)
Phillips bits for #31: 311(#1), 312(#2), 313(#3)
Standard bits for #31: 3111(1/4), 3112(9/32), 3113(5/16)
Phillips bits for #35: 351(#1), 352(#2)
Standard bits for #35: 3511(5/32), 3512(3/16), 3513(7/32)
Standard bits for #133H: 331(5/32), 332(1/4)
Drill set for #133H (#2, 4 & 6 drill bits w/ oversize shank) in plastic tube
Chuck adaptor & drills (to fit): 309(#30), 319(#31)
Chuck adaptor (to fit): 3080(#30), 3180(#31), 3580(#35)
Countersink (to fit): 3030(#30), 3130(#31), 3530(#35)
   
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Push Drill Accessories
Description Sizes (in.), Models
Set of drill points in wood tube
Set of drill points in plastic tube
Individually sized drill points in wood tube: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
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Breast Drill Accessories
Description
D handle
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Catalogs
Description Year
"Yankee" Tool Book: 1905, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1931
Dealer Catalog: 1923, 1926, 1931
Repair Parts Catalog: 1956
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