Yankee Handyman – No. 233H North Bros. Mfg Co. Div Stanley Tools
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!
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 that's 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.