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Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by Rustman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:09 pm

I have spent the last few cold months waiting on flea markets to open by studying this section. I still have an immense amount to learn and sadly the most effective way for me to learn is often to buy a tool, take it home and research it. Then find out it's post war. But the fun is in the hunt. I'm near a big casino but I don't gamble, well I don't gamble in there. Instead today I stopped in the pawn shop and bought some hand tools. More on those in the next post. I hope to make this a thread of what I find over the summer.

First are today's tools. A Penens 1675 speed wrench, a P&C 6" and an S-K Wayne socket. That I now know is too new. I'm pretty happy with the speed wrench, even if not absolutely correct for a GMTK it at least looks better then my current stand in. The adjustable wasn't necessary. I must have almost a dozen in various sizes. But I'm a sucker for them.
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Also last week I picked up this for a mere 20 dollars!! A Nesco 1942 galvanized jerry can. Since this is the tools forum I also posted the jerry can here: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=295372 for it's own discussion.
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Re: Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by lucas » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Nice 42 can; also P & C Tools (Portland, Oregon ) did supply the military during WW2 but not sure whether they supplied the 6" adj
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Re: Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by Rustman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Slim pickings today. I passed on an 18" Rigid pipe wrench with pre-war/war-time features because I was feeling parsimonious. Kinda kicking myself for that now. They are plentiful enough. But it would have been nice to check it off the list today. But alas I was saving my pennies for the Baltimore Antique Arms show next week. I did pick up this stubby screw driver for a dollar. No markings but it appears to meet the standard otherwise. It'll be an improvement over my VACO, which in turn was an improvement over the "Made in China" I had in the box before.
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As my GMTK is used at reenactments/living history events it has evolved differently then others. Three years ago I went through my many many tool boxes of accumulated tools and assembled most of one out of what I had without regard for period unless I had two of the same tool. In which case I chose the more accurate one. So over half my sockets are chrome, some are even Husky brand (gasp!). Over time I've swapped tools out as I get more appropriate ones. The speed handle up thread is another example of an upgrade to the box.

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Re: Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by Rustman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:52 pm

Today was a pretty good day at the pawn shop. Turned up several good wrenches.

PLOMB 1130 9/16x5/8 DBE looks to be 1945-48 according to Alloy Artifacts. So alas post-war.
VLCHEK W2225 11/16x25/32 DOE looks to be an earlier one
WILLIAMS 727 9/16x5/8 little early for my GMTK at 1914-1924
Duro-Chrome 2062 1/2x9/16 DBE looks to be 30's through early war?
Craftsman "BE" marked 11/16th appears to meet the war era requirements
Snap-on specialty right angle tool. No idea yet.
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All in all a better day shopping.

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Re: Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by Rustman » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:56 pm

No flea marketing today. Instead I went to the Antique Arms show in Baltimore. Turned up the following WW2 ammo, Starrett 559A screw driver and this electricians knife by CAMCO 229 "Property of US Govt." etched into the blade. Ammo cost me a pretty penny. Screw driver was out of a dollar bin. I looked on eBay. Looks like I'll be selling it. I thought at first it was just a nifty screwdriver for a buck. But I don't think it's that nifty! As for the electricians knife I plan to put it into my GMTK. It'll serve nicely until I pick up an earlier example then I can slide it over with my other Vietnam era mechanics tools.
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Re: Rustman's Rusty Flea Market Tool Thread

Post by Rustman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:39 am

Sunday morning on the way to church swung into the flea market. I thought it was a nice day. Wife said it was too cold and waited in the car. A couple of vendors had tools. I was able to paw through some boxes and pull up a few useful or at least interesting items. You never know when a Whitworth/British Standard spanner might be required. The two sockets are New Britain but I haven't been able to discern their age. Two grooves, but no hashing. 11/16x5/8 doesn't appear to be a proper GMTK wrench size but it's an appropriate era Craftsman wrench for only 50 cents. So why not right?
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