North Brothers Yankee No. 43 Push Drill w/7 Bits
This is a nice clean, rare, spiral push drill marked "YANKEE NO. 43 NORTH BROS. MFG. CO. PHILADELPHIA P.A. U.S.A.", on the main shaft of the drill. It comes with a wooden two piece case of drill points that is not labeled, and it has a total of 7 different sized fluted drills (5/64"-11/64") in very good to new condition, that fit inside the case. In this style push drill there there is a knurled ring that slides, and locks in place to hold the drill point in the chuck (much smaller in diameter and lighter weight than the other screw or spring chucks under North Bros. patented, or any of the other makers for that matter. The chuck is only 3/8" diameter on the outside sleeve measurement! This type of drill chuck works just fine, and so does the light weight push drill for that matther. There is no drill point storage in the handle like many of the other models from this period (1902-1946), so we provided a case to store them in for you. This particular model is quite rare, particularly in this nice of condition, with about 85% of the nickel plating intact, a few very minor scratches, a nice solid rosewood stained, hardwood end knob, and a good strong spring. We don't see really any wear on the machanical parts at all, but there is one small area of pitting on the spiral shaft that doesn't effect use, no rust anywhere. It measures 9.4" long overall. This push drill uses the Stanley or North Brothers "YANKEE" type drill bits with the notch and flat on the shank. The points included are most likely from the 1950's era, used, but in very good condition, and quite hard to find these days. Works great!. A very rarely seen collectible tool!
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