North Brothers Yankee Screwdriver Ratchet No. 131A
This is a nice clean North Brothers Yankee No. 131A spiral ratchet screwdriver (with rapid return spring feature) in good condition. It is marked "YANKEE NO. 131A NORTH BROS. MFG. CO. PHILADA. PA. U.S.A. PAT. DEC. 11.23 MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". There is also several other Patent dates listed as seen in the photo, the earliest is This is the biggest one, (25" long fully extended without the bit in place), offered with 3 removable tips, (2 slot and 1 Phillips style) in good working condition. There is some wear on the handle, but overall in nice shape, solid with no cracks, a few minor dings noted, very solid, look nice. The exterior of the main shaft is nickel plated, and over 50% of the plating is still intact, medium wear and scratches a few dings, but straight, not bent. Some Yankee screwdrivers are spring loaded in the spiral section, this one is, (spring loaded or rapid return type) works smoothly as it should. You can use this screwdriver with or without spiral or ratchet, using the adjustment setting on the main shaft. This is a good used one!