Chicago Flexible Shaft Co.

Chicago, IL - Started in 1897 by John Stewart & Thomas Clark.  They made agricultural tools with flexible shafts, such as sheep shearers.  In the early 1900's they introduced the "Sunbeam" brand of home appliances and in 1946, they officially changed the company name to Sunbeam.  The company went bankrupt (due to poor executive management) in 1987, and then again in 1998.  This company is also the source of the spawning of the Stewart-Warner Company.

Here is a full article explaining the uses of the Stewart Handy Worker. 

Patent for the Handy Worker 

Brand and Trade Names from Publications

  • Stewart Handy Worker (see below)

 

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