Yankee soon became and still is a well-known name in automatic spiral ratchet screwdrivers, with several other models, and model improvements patented by North Bros. All spiral ratchet screwdriver models made by Stanley did have the Yankee trade name on them, or at least until the s when the Handyman trade name became as well known as the Yankee trade name, so Stanley Tools marked certain models with both the Handyman and Yankee brand name on them, and usually the Stanley name was on them as well. The Handyman trade name was not limited to a line of screwdriver models, as the same name was marked on a complete line of planes, drills and other tools specifically marketed to the home user. There were 3 different size spring chucks, and therefore 3 different shank size tips or sometimes called points, to fit various models. Generally all tips made by North Brothers or Stanley were stamped with the corresponding number of the model screwdriver they would fit, but the stamped numbers are often difficult to see, so it's a good idea to know the size you need before you set out to find tips for your screwdriver. Production did continue in the UK until , when tooling for components of screwdrivers were sent to Japan and have now been scrapped.
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This restored circa Craftsman plane was manufactured by Sargent Plane Co. It mirrors a Sargent Type 5 plane. This Craftsman hand plane from the early 50's highlighted the use of a phenolic tote and knob. This was the first time Sears has specified this new plastics technology in a hand plane. This unrestored Craftsman low angle knuckle cap block plane was manufactured by Sargent Plane Co. Sargent Plane Co.
Used since ancient times, antique wood planes have been found in the ruins of the city of Pompeii that was buried by the eruption Mount Vesuvius in 79 A. Archeologists in Italy discovered the first known woodworking planes used by the Romans as they explored the excavations of Pompeii and its sister city Herculaneum. Destroyed by the volcano's eruption that spanned two days, it covered the cities with more than 60 feet of pumice and ash. These extant tools are housed in museums. One such example is this Roman wood plane which was recovered from the Pompeii ruins.
He was an engineer who designed and made precision drawing and mathematical instruments , as well as surveying instruments and telescopes, manufactured by his company "William Ford Stanley and Co. Stanley designed and built his two homes. Besides these activities, he was a painter, musician and photographer, as well as an author of a variety of publications, including plays, books for children, and political treatises. William Stanley was born on Monday 2 February in Islington , London, one of nine children of John Stanley a mechanic and builder and his wife, Selina Hickman, and a direct descendant of Thomas Stanley , the 17th-century author of History of Philosophy.