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Offline Clipper

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Yankee with stow-away bits
« on: November 02, 2019, 04:31:40 AM »
From my Dad's toolbox. I've known this tool all my life so it's 1950s or older.

No makers mark, just that disappointing, anonymous word "Foreign".





Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Yankee with stow-away bits
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 08:26:03 AM »
Stanley's version of this little tool was in the Handyman series - not, that is, pro-grade, although the examples I've seen seem to have much the same chuck and drive mechanism.

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Re: Yankee with stow-away bits
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 06:32:05 PM »
Bill, thanks, are you saying this is a Stanley or a copy?

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Yankee with stow-away bits
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
If it was a Stanley, it'll have the Stanley name on the metal sleeve, although, on some of the Handyman tools like that, they'd also paint something on the plastic.  I'd suspect a copy if there's no Stanley name visible.
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Re: Yankee with stow-away bits
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 06:05:33 PM »
Agreed, it's unlikely that Stanley would omit their name from one their tools.

Offline geneg

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Re: Yankee with stow-away bits
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 02:50:48 PM »
I have a Craftsman -made in Japan one like it somewhere.  I think the screw on cap is chrome.