Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

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Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 am

I recently gathered some of my wartime 1/4" drive socket sets for a photo op. The Waldens are from my keeper sets and I've put together the others because I just like 1/4" drive tools in general. The 1944 Snap-on set is a work in progress and I'm still looking for a few tools for it. If anyone wants to post their sets on this thread, please feel free to do so.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Wingnutt » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Nice line-up, Don!
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by mudbox » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:49 am

Agree. Nice grouping, Don!
I've got a thing for the midget sets as well. Here's a few additions to your fantastic lineup.

P&C - still missing some sockets

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Bonney - still missing a wartime V22, but Tin-Medic found me one from the repacks dated '53
And the 2 smallest sockets are post war as well...

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I've got a few more I can post. I just need to dig them out.

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 am

Jason,
Those look great. Thanks for posting them. Looking forward to seeing more sets! I know that you have some great S-K examples.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:41 am

Here is a page from Tin Medic's 1944 Walden catalog that those who have Walden 1/4" drive sets in their MVMTS and GMTKs might find informative. I'm still hoping that others will post up their 1/4" drive sets.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Hartofoak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 am

Wonderful 1/4" collection Don! My 1/4" Snap-On set went to Tin Medic and here are some more (some 9/32")! I think the photo came via the Snap-On Collectors website. This 1942 advert for Walden shows a "MIGIT" set with the same set numbers but different combinations to Tin's advert. Interesting ratchet by the way:
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Gordon_M » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Is that an Armstrong M110 9/32" straight driver I see top left?

I had to check in case you were hiding a WF-6 in there somewhere. I think only Armstrong and Plomb made all-metal 9/32" straight drives.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by twertsy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:10 am

Gordon_M wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Is that an Armstrong M110 9/32" straight driver I see top left?

I had to check in case you were hiding a WF-6 in there somewhere. I think only Armstrong and Plomb made all-metal 9/32" straight drives.
Don't quote me but I'm quite sure I have Williams and Armstrong all metal straight drive 9/32 drivers.

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Gordon_M » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:22 am

twertsy wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:10 am
Gordon_M wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Don't quote me but I'm quite sure I have Williams and Armstrong all metal straight drive 9/32 drivers.
Ok .... ooops Would be good to see an image. I wonder if Snap-On did an all-metal straight drive too then?

I assume the all-metal construction is because it will take the noticeably higher shear torque of the 9/32" drive compared to the 1/4"unless anyone knows of an all-metal straight drive 1/4" ?
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 pm

I assembled my S-K sets for a photo op yesterday. The lower left small set is possibly early war or prewar marked S-K Chrome. The other set's tools are either dark finish, plain steel or cad plated. The spinners were not offered as part of the sets but were available individually during the war. I'm still missing a few pieces for some of the sets, mostly unmarked extensions and some smaller sockets.
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Post by d42jeep » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:22 am

On Thursday my Wife and I went to an estate sale in Concord, CA. While I was sorting through a large lot of sockets, she found this wartime Craftsman BE 1/4" drive set made by New Britain along with an open gear ratchet of the same vintage. Here are some pictures along with two period catalog images.
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Post by henry501 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Don,

That is one sweeeet Craftsman 1/4" drive set. As a Craftsman collector I have all of the components in BE but that metal carrier is the real find!

Congratulations!

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Post by d42jeep » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:34 am

Thanks, Henry. I'm not a big Craftsman collector but I do have a fondness for 1/4" drive sets so those are now in my keeper box. I've made some progress with my Snap-on Midget set and will sneak my 9/32" set in as well. Tin Medic and the auction site sent me some pieces yesterday that really got them close to completion. :D
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by frenchman » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:51 pm

hi don
here is my 1/4 inch snapon set but i still need to find the short nut driver
anyone with one for sale please let me know
thank you for your time
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks for posting your set. I would have guessed at that set being 9/32” drive rather than 1/4” based on its contents. That looks like an M-21 screwdriver bit on the left end.
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