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"YANKEE" Bit Braces - North Bros. Mfg. Co.

  "Yankee" 2101 Bit Brace -10 inch sweep - Stanley.  

In 1946 Stanley Works purchased the North Bros business.

 For several years Yankee bit braces were manufactured in Philadelphia, in former North Bros. facilities. During that time the braces were marked as produced by North Bros., a division of Stanley Works. No changes were made to the design or appearance of the braces.

In later years small changes to the appearance of the braces were introduced by Stanley. The hard rubber handle material was abandoned and new, hard plastic (ebonite?) was used.

North Bros. Mfg. Co. catalog:

The finest bit brace ever made.  Holds any shape bit ( round, square, any taper) in a vise-like grip.  Ratchet works without calling for a hand to hold chuck from turning back.  Does every kind of boring job within scope of a bit brace.

Quick-centering, Ball-bearing Chuck.  Holds round shanks up to 1/2 inch diameter and square shank up to 5/8 inch across corners used on larger bits.  Ball-bearing give easy action in your hand, enabling you to lock and release bits at a turn of a wrist.

  Price:  $260.00
Item #:  2101-10-Stanley

These bit braces are available by Pre-order:


Send email to with the following information:

1. Please confirm the drill/brace you want.

2. I will send you an invoice through PayPal for the drill and shipping. I will need your email for PayPal account if you have one.  Even if you don't, you can still pay there with any credit card.

3. I will need your zip code.

4. Please send me your phone number.

5. Please pay charges using PayPal and link in the invoice email.

6. I will put you on the waiting list as soon as I receive your payment.

7. The drill /brace will be shipped to you within 36 to 39 weeks.

After payment is received, your order will be placed on the waiting list.  After restoration work is complete, your order will be shipped to the address associated with your payment.  The waiting time is 36 to 39 weeks.




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