Antique Yankee No. 30A Ratcheting Screwdriver with straight bit. Very good condition, Please inspect photos.
North Bros Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, Penna. When North Bros. purchased Forest City Screwdriver Co in 1897, they hired Zachary Furbish in the deal. He brought with him patents related to a spiral ratchet screwdriver and considerable experience in tool design. Furbish amassed 30 patents related to hand tools produced by North Bros. North Bros. tool brand was called Yankee. In later years, the Yankee name would become synonymous with Furbish's spiral ratchet screwdriver.
Metal barrel of screwdriver says "YANKEE" No. 30A and Patent app. Nov. 2, '97; Sep. 5 '99--Oct. 9, '00; May 1, 06--Nov. 3, '08; May 4, '15; Dec. 11, '23
13 inches long closed, 18 inches long open.
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