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Offline PFSchaffner

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tools: Yankee clones
« on: April 24, 2015, 08:44:03 AM »
Appears to be a nearly exact clone of the Yankee no. 30, and accepts 9/32" Yankee bits. Didn't know Bridgeport made these.
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Re: tools: Yankee clones
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 09:10:22 AM »
Here's a little more organized list of the major Yankee clones, arranged by bit size. I'm sure I'm leaving some, or even many, out of the reckoning.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfs/fun/Kiwanis/yankees.html
Additions and corrections are welcome.

I have examples of the Hoppe, G&J, Craftsman, and Miller's Falls. And  I am ignoring those that do not take standard Yankee bits (such as the Goodell screwdriver, sold also by Sears under their Merit brand; or the modern Schroeders (sold by Garret Wade, etc.), which are adapted to take standard 1/4" hex bits.) The Craftsman line was made, I believe, by Millers Falls: in the late 20s, Sears included Millers Falls in their catalog; then replaced them with genuine Yankees around 1930; then substituted the Craftman drivers (1931?), presumably made by Millers Falls, while keeping the Goodell/Merit driver in there all the while.
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Re: tools: Yankee clones
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 02:10:59 PM »
Thank you, that is good information...
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