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Evil Clown Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Let's see your vintage tools...
I'll start with a few:

GOLD LINE :!: :lol:


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minger Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:10 am

What is (was) in the mystery bottle in the Cobra tool set?

djkeev Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:21 am

minger wrote: What is (was) in the mystery bottle in the Cobra tool set?

It is a spark plug socket.......

Zundfolge1432 Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:35 am

You like old tools? How about this? :D


From left to right. The black wrench is old possibly 1800s it was for working on horse drawn wagons. Next is the Ford wrench supplied with model T, still plentiful they made millions. Blue Point Boxsocket is 1930s. Second photo is late 20s Snap -On. 3/8 drive Plomb ratchet is pre 1948 because after that date they changed their name to Proto. The big adjustable is mid 60s comes in handy because itís both standard and metric. :D


minger Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:57 pm

Shoulda zoomed in. Sorry.

Evil Clown Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:02 am

This is a Blue Point wrench...
It looks very old...
From research, I gathered that
it's a lower end of Snap-On

Craig Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:09 pm

Roman claw hammer


Zundfolge1432 Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:44 pm

Evil Clown wrote: This is a Blue Point wrench...
It looks very old...
From research, I gathered that
it's a lower end of Snap-On


Snap on had several lower lines of tools, another big one Par X
But if you really want to launch off into history on this stuff start here. The thing about snap on tools is people get put off by retail pricing. In fact they discount over 50% off retail to students graduating trade schools. You can do even better if you look around, most of what I have accumulated came second hand but it still carries lifetime warranty.

www.collectingsnapon.com

www.alloy-artifacts.org

Evil Clown Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:52 pm

Zundfolge1432 wrote:

Snap on had several lower lines of tools, another big one Par X
But if you really want to launch off into history on this stuff start here. The thing about snap on tools is people get put off by retail pricing. In fact they discount over 50% off retail to students graduating trade schools. You can do even better if you look around, most of what I have accumulated came second hand but it still carries lifetime warranty.

www.collectingsnapon.com


www.alloy-artifacts.org
Cool vintage pic from that site 8)

Never knew that about Snap-ON...

Evil Clown Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:50 pm

Digging through some boxes,
and came across these...
Haven't researched them yet,
but seem to be old



Zundfolge1432 Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:22 pm

Go back to alloy artifacts to get the whole story on new Britain tools. There are literally thousands of pics on that website. Generally speaking any of the American made stuff up through 70s was good quality. Lightning will surely strike me but even the chinese shit is getting better.

Evil Clown Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:17 pm

Saw this in classified :lol: $5 :!:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1622114

Zundfolge1432 Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:42 pm

Nice, and of course you can get the ratchet rebuilt for free by any Snap-On distributor and usually while you wait. The exception to this is if the tool is military issue. Those carry no warranty but some of the nicer guys will still fix. I bought a big screwdriver for 5 bucks today and I could trade it for 50% of book price on something else from Snappy or just throw into tool box. Itís still warranty item too.



You gotta look close to see it but name is there so I could just get a brand new one or I could have him install a new shank in this handle. Either way I come out ahead. :D

Evil Clown Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:25 pm

Yeah, I've been seeing that Snap-on
truck roaming around for years...
Never have my bag with me, tho... :roll:

Wonder if I can fix my Craftsman
ratchet anywhere since Sears went
out :?:


UPDATE:
Loews still honors Craftsman warranty :)

busdaddy Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:16 pm

Evil Clown wrote:
UPDATE:
Loews still honors Craftsman warranty :)
But do they hand you a bag of repair parts for your old one?, or take yours away and hand you a Chinese facsimile?

Glenn Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Sun 600 Distributor Tester


Zundfolge1432 Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:35 pm

Glenn wrote: Sun 600 Distributor Tester



Beautiful thereís a speed shop here in town has three of those and still use them. I bought a blue one made in 50s but it was not working however was all there and cost me 50 bucks.

For the craftsman warranty Ace Hardware also honors warranty, they usually have at least one grumpy old fella working there to help or not help :D

djkeev Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:49 am

Evil Clown wrote: Digging through some boxes,
and came across these...
Haven't researched them yet,
but seem to be old

[img]https://i.imgur.com/DQcXGF6.jpg[/
[img]https://i.imgur.com/mObvmRv.jpg[/im]

The Fleetwood tools intrigue me because of the name, if one knows automobile history the name of Fleetwood denotes extremely high auto body quality.
Think Cadillac Fleetwood as an example.

The town of Fleetwood Pa isn't far from me, this is where the Fleetwood name came from.

Some trivia, not about the tools, but possibly why the tool manufacturer used the name Fleetwood.......

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fleetwood/fleetwood.htm

Dave

iowegian Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:04 pm

djkeev wrote: Evil Clown wrote: Digging through some boxes,
and came across these...
Haven't researched them yet,
but seem to be old

[img]https://i.imgur.com/DQcXGF6.jpg[/
[img]https://i.imgur.com/mObvmRv.jpg[/im]

The Fleetwood tools intrigue me because of the name, if one knows automobile history the name of Fleetwood denotes extremely high auto body quality.
Think Cadillac Fleetwood as an example.

The town of Fleetwood Pa isn't far from me, this is where the Fleetwood name came from.

Some trivia, not about the tools, but possibly why the tool manufacturer used the name Fleetwood.......

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fleetwood/fleetwood.htm

Dave
Did Fleetwood Tools merge with Mac Tools?

Zundfolge1432 Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:42 pm

Checked at eBay you can still buy one of these NOS for 50 bucks plus 14 more for shipping, other than that the name doesnít pop up. Alloy-artifacts Japanese tool section also makes no mention of fleetwood. If I had to guess looks like mid 70s stuff so maybe. It looks reminiscent of hardware store type tools made for occasional homeowner use.



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