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Vintage hand tool thread. 6583

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2020, 01:12:18 AM »
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2021, 12:12:28 AM »
Some old tools and some old tool boxes.
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2021, 12:14:38 AM »
No mo' tools
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #94 on: February 17, 2021, 05:09:53 AM »
Walden, Hinsdale, and Indestro. Nice collection!

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2021, 08:59:53 AM »
Walden, Hinsdale, and Indestro. Nice collection!
Thank you. Actually the set in the large box is Duro which is identical to the Indestro.What is unusual in that set is the set of 4 point sockets.Never seen them before but they were pretty common on early cars mostly as drain plugs.There were two other sets of sockets in the box;one was 1/2 in hex drive and the other 9/16ths hex drive.
Here is a really old set of sockets by the Rex Wrench Co. which was only in business from 1906 to 1915. It was missing the drive handle when I bought it and a good friend who is a machinist made one for me. Luckily I found a picture of one on the Alloy Artifacts site posed next to a ruler so it was fairly simple to make an accurate drawing of the handle.
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2021, 09:02:57 AM »
Last pics. Instead of having a fractional size the sockets are marked with a number from 2 to 8 .The chart shows which socket to use with which bolt and they measure the bolt diameter similar to the Whitworth system.
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2021, 01:36:35 PM »
Fantastic! That is probably the first Rex set I've seen. 

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2021, 08:07:21 PM »
Cool thread, lots of nostalgia in here. 

When I was growing up my dad had a work bench in the basement where he'd let me/sent me, to tinker when I was bored.  My parents had a whole slew of different activities to keep me doing something when I got bored, things like modeling, cutting open golf balls, seeing what I could build with scrap, etc.  So my dad's tools, while useful for him, were a sort of fun for me.  My dad's first job when I was born and when he was first out of school until he was about 35 or so was as a hydro lineman, repairing and installing electrical lines.  Nasty work in winter no doubt, which is why when he had kids he got a different line of work. 

He had a pair of tools he used as a lineman and the pliers he had was probably my favorite tool of all.  He also had what is now a pretty ancient screwdriver and must be an early version of a ratcheting screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  When I moved out I told him I was taking the pliers, he said no way, but they were mine when he was gone.  In the interim, be bought me a pretty nice, new pair of lineman pliers that I've owned for over 30 years now. 

My dad passed away in 2008 while snowbirding in the U.S. (I'm up in Canada).  As it was a car accident it was a big shock to all.  Thankfully my stepmother survived the accident.  When she asked me what I wanted of his from down south my only concern was those pliers. 

As a bonus, I also got the screwdriver, which I wasn't expecting and wasn't even sure he still had. 

My father in law has also passed away, back in 2002.  He was a mechanic in a mine in northern Canada but also did a lot of electrical work.  My wife, and by being married to her, we got a tool from him as well, though virtually all of the tools went to his two suns. 

The third picture is of all three of my lineman-type pliers.  Figured they should be immortalized together. 

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2021, 12:22:59 AM »
It is nice to have tools with a family history.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2021, 08:10:06 PM »
No mo' tools

I like this camo set.

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2021, 01:43:41 AM »
Proto 5649  3/4 inch drive ratchet.  My Craftsman 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 drive ratchet set for comparison. With the socket it weighs 7.33 pounds.
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« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2021, 04:33:17 AM »
I picked up this Dasco #366 cold steel wood chisel.  It is 8 1/2 inches long and weighs 8 ounces. I like the design of the tool.

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #104 on: August 17, 2021, 01:12:16 AM »
Bonney V50 1/4 Socket Set. Circa early 40's to early 50's. No rust to be seen on the sockets.
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2021, 03:57:17 AM »
Picked up a rather large old lot of tools. The bulk of it was this socket set, predominantly S&K, but a lot of Plomb (Proto), Speed Master by Montgomery Ward, Craftsman, and one each Fleet and "Made in Taiwan" (which I swear is the most common socket). 




Here are the ratchets and breaker bars. The sockets will need better photos and a good cleaning, which I need to figure out how to do.


SK Tools 45170 ratchet. Guessing it is correct to the box.

What amazes me is that SK still offers the 45170 nearly 70 years later. It is a testament to the durability and robustness of the design.

After lubing, it still works like a new one!




This Craftsman appears to be rather old. Granddad has a bunch of Craftsman 1/4 ratchets, and actually gave me one. That one is ca. 1980, but I didn't have it for comparison. Note this one says "PATENT PENDING"





Plomb breaker bar. I am guessing it was made prior to the change to Proto (after Plumb's lawsuit in '46) in 1948, but nothing more than that.



Speed Master by Montgomery Ward T-Handle. I am only familar with Lakeside (Woodworking tools) and Powr-Kraft as MW store brands (we had an MW here until the early '70s; more than 20 years before yours truly). I am wondering what this one dates to, and who made it for Monty Ward?



SK Wayne short extension.




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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2021, 02:51:01 PM »
I bought this because it is all metal.  Most of these are usually wood handled. 

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2021, 03:43:20 PM »
It is nice to have tools with a family history.  Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for sharing.  I have a client whose husband was a lineman.  She put his tools in a small shadow box which she keeps bedside.  When he passed away she picked the leather sheath he carried them in and a couple other tools he carried to put in. 

Glad you were able to get those tools. 

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2021, 10:43:00 PM »
That is cool.  :)

I have a client whose husband was a lineman.
For the County?

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #109 on: September 02, 2021, 11:51:03 PM »
Yeah he was a local guy who worked the lines here in SoCal.

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #110 on: September 04, 2021, 06:08:27 PM »
I bought this because it is all metal.  Most of these are usually wood handled.

Sweet find, never seen one quite like it.
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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2021, 06:45:25 PM »
Sweet find, never seen one quite like it.

 :hatsoff:  Thank you!

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2021, 07:42:56 PM »
Footprint wrench clone.  7 inch. Imprinted “ Horaker” and “Made in Germany”.   

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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2021, 07:43:48 PM »
Diamond brand Handyman. 



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Re: Vintage hand tool thread.
« Reply #114 on: September 27, 2021, 04:22:15 PM »
Sweet find, never seen one quite like it.

+1

That's gorgeous!

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