Every tool has a tale to tell, whether it has been handed down through generations or worked most of its life on a job site, they all have a story to tell. My tool is the Stanley Yankee no.15a. It started its life in London, England. I am not sure what year, but I would guess sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s. My grandfather was a London Taxi driver and worked on his own taxi in his small garage under his house. I remember being a kid and my eyes would gleam every time I went down to the garage and saw all the tools hanging on the peg boards. My father then inherited the tool and used it as a taxi mechanic, then brought the tool to the USA and started his own automotive business.
Now this tool is in my hands and it is quite a departure from the daily tools that I use. The handle is made of wood which is in surprisingly good shape except for the worn off paint. The ratcheting action still works perfect. It has a forward, reverse and a locked position. The shaft of the tool is slightly bent from all the years of use. This tool truly is a classic quality tool that has spent many years helping my family get the job done. My Grandfather would never imagine that when he purchased this tool that it would be posted on the internet for the world to see 40 years later, after all they had rotary dial phones back then.
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