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Picked up so cool pliers today. 2426

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,816
Picked up so cool pliers today.
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:01:17 AM »
I se so many pliers when I go to the fleamarket but I get so focused on MT's and other goodies that I ignore them.  I have been keeping up with Yadda and others pliery finds and figured I'd have a go at some too.  There are some really neat ones with very interesting designs.  I found 5 that spoke to me so I snatched them up.

The thing that really turns me on about old tools is the history these tools could tell.  I let my mind wander about thinking about possible interesting tales these tools have.     

#1 Chanel Lock #417
#2 Harrold USA
#3 Cee Tee Co 
#4 T Williams  Made in England

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,816
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,816
Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 05:04:06 AM »
Last ones. 

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 06:43:50 AM »
Looks like you found some  8)  old pliers. I have lots of old pliers. I got a real weakness for them. Kraeuter made a lot of pliers. A body could spend a lot of time and money just collecting them. Hope you find some more golden oldies!   :tu:    :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,816
Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 06:53:50 AM »
Looks like you found some  8)  old pliers. I have lots of old pliers. I got a real weakness for them. Kraeuter made a lot of pliers. A body could spend a lot of time and money just collecting them. Hope you find some more golden oldies!   :tu:    :)

Thank you I sure will be keeping out a keen eye from now on.   I also got 2 very neat scissors and a cool old 3 prong spring plier from CS Osborne.  The history is what is neat for me and I honestly could have dug up some more but I was getting tired.  I got each for about a $1 as I'm sure the sellers thought they were old and rusty. 

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 07:18:14 AM »
I really like the history behind the old tool manufacturs and companies. Here a link to Alloy Artifacts. Lots of history and tools there.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 01:21:02 PM »
Great finds!    :salute:  I like you enjoy the history behind many of these old tools.  The variations, patents, and manufacturers all lend themselves to inquiring minds.  You've set yourself on the precipice of a long slippery slope. Enjoy the slide and share lots of pictures.  :D

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,816
Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 03:40:54 PM »
Thanks Yadda, you and other have posted so many great pictures that I have been inspired.  I particularly like the way some have been joined, like the T Williams and Harrold.  The handles are beautiful as well and of course the patina on these is  :drool:

I do really enjoy the history and searching thru countless pages of information.  I got a small Meteor 1/4 ratchet and it seems that company was here then gone sometime in the 50's. 

Thanks David for the link  :salute:.  I'm glad the sellers wanted to get rid of these tools more than they wanted to rob me.

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 07:20:33 PM »
Meteor hmm.......  Will need to check it out.  You are right about the design work on the handles. Really beautiful designs. Well created and implemented in a way to last a lifetime or more.

FYI - I picked up a Lock Line pliers from Ross Manufacturing.  It has been on my list for a while now.  Will post later today.

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And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 02:20:56 AM »
Nice pickup!  Keep your eyes out.  They also made a brass ratchet.  I like the ball at the end of the handle.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 02:29:32 AM »
Nice pickup!  Keep your eyes out.  They also made a brass ratchet.  I like the ball at the end of the handle.

Love brass  :dd: so I will definitely be keeping glasses cleaned and eyes wide open.  Yeah that ball at the end is a neat feature that has some function to it.


http://www.datamp.org/patents/search/advance.php?pn=D167868&id=41577&set=1

This shows it was part of a set so it would be neat to find its mates. 
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 02:37:41 AM by Aloha007 »

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 07:10:55 PM »
The Metor ratchet looks similar like the Yankee 3400 racheting screwdriver. The brass Metor must be a real looker.   :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 07:15:23 PM »
The Metor ratchet looks similar like the Yankee 3400 racheting screwdriver. The brass Metor must be a real looker.   :)

Oh wow those are very neat.  I have fetish for little ratcheting tools and I'm not afraid to admit it  8)

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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 07:53:52 PM »
This link provides a three photo view of the brass Meteor ratchet.

http://www.papawswrench.com/vboard/index.php?topic=3216.0


"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 07:56:25 PM »
The Metor ratchet looks similar like the Yankee 3400 racheting screwdriver. The brass Metor must be a real looker.   :)

Very cool David.  :tu:

Do you have any of the sockets/sets?

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 07:58:27 PM »
The Metor ratchet looks similar like the Yankee 3400 racheting screwdriver. The brass Metor must be a real looker.   :)

Oh wow those are very neat.  I have fetish for little ratcheting tools and I'm not afraid to admit it  8)
+1

Dad had a small set from Craftsman from the late 50's.  I always liked that set.  It was destroyed in the fire that claimed his woodshop 10 year ago.  <sigh>

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Picked up so cool pliers today.
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 06:39:51 AM »
The Metor ratchet looks similar like the Yankee 3400 racheting screwdriver. The brass Metor must be a real looker.   :)

Very cool David.  :tu:

Do you have any of the sockets/sets?

No I dont Y. Maybe I'll need to do some thing about that in the future. Got any suggestions?

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast

 

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