Yankee Handyman - No. 233H North Bros. Mfg Co. Div Stanley Tools - Fine Homebuilding

previous
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
next


Yankee Handyman - No. 233H North Bros. Mfg Co. Div Stanley Tools

comments (1) March 1st, 2010 in Project Gallery
Irish333 Irish333, member

When my Dad was nine years old, he turned in milk bottles, ran errands, shined shoes, and just about anything he could do to save for his Yankee Handyman Screwdriver. Approx 1943 or so.  He bought the screwdriver so it would be easier to take down the blinds for washing once a month.  That was one of his chores. A lot of nine year olds today would bark at taking out the trash!  lol
Dad grew up in a time before plastic. The handle is made of bake-o-lite. The cap appears to be aluminum. All of the bits are original and are made of high carbon steel. They are still sharp with no signs of wear.  Now thats Yankee know how! Dad treasured this tool when he was alive, so I will preserve it to pass it on one day as well.
Yankee Handyman
No. 233H
North Bros. Mfg. Co Division of Stanley Tools, Philadelphia PA, USA.
When my Dad was nine years old, he turned in milk bottles, ran errands, shined shoes, and just about anything he could do to save for his Yankee Handyman Screwdriver. Approx 1943 or so.  He bought the screwdriver so it would be easier to take down the blinds for washing once a month.  That was one of his chores. A lot of nine year olds today would bark at taking out the trash!  lolClick To Enlarge

When my Dad was nine years old, he turned in milk bottles, ran errands, shined shoes, and just about anything he could do to save for his Yankee Handyman Screwdriver. Approx 1943 or so.  He bought the screwdriver so it would be easier to take down the blinds for washing once a month.  That was one of his chores. A lot of nine year olds today would bark at taking out the trash!  lol


It always amazes me when I hear stories of what kids were doing back in the day!  They would kill to go outside. Chores had to be done first.  When Dad was nine years old, he had to clean the blinds.  Now that meant taking them down... you know the 3 inch aluminum blade blinds, bring them into the tub and scrub them down, hang them to dry, and then remount them. Getting the screws in and out by hand was a chore for an adult let alone a nine year old, but leave it to Dad.... He got him a Yankee Handyman Screwdriver. Take em down, put em up... became a lot easier!


posted in: Project Gallery, Yankee Handyman Screwdriver

Comments (1)

OldShavings OldShavings writes: Nothing beats a useful tool. Hats off to your dad at age nine.
Posted: 8:58 am on April 14th

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.