|Forum topic by jamesicus||posted 04-06-2013 08:48 PM||1208 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-06-2013 08:48 PM
Radio Tools mahogany base store counter display (front view)
Radio Tools mahogany base store counter display (rear view)
Why did North Bros. even produce Radio Tools? In the days of Radio’s infancy – the 1920s and early 1930s – radio manufacture and rebuild was very much the province of wood workers (including cabinet and furniture makers). The chassis for mounting components and the speaker cabinets were mostly made of wood. I think the No. 105 tool set was by far the one most purchased and used by hobbyists and those doing their own household repairs, while the Yankee No. 106 would have been mostly used by professional component installers and repairmen.
No. 106 boxed Tool Set
The catalog description for the No. 105 Tool Set asserts it is “The handiest set of tools ever made for the man who likes to work on radio, home electic appliances and odd jobs around the house and garage.”
http://jp29.org/wwyankeeradio.htm – my “YANKEE” Radio Tools updated web page[/url]