Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi All
Here are a few pictures of some of my sets I would like to share with you. There is another 6 point 7/16 socket which maybe the third knurled one found so far!
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:48 pm

You are officially part of a very exclusive club. Nice sets!
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:27 pm

d42jeep wrote:
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You are officially part of a very exclusive club. Nice sets!
-Don
Thanks Don!
Club membership can be brutal :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I am sure we have all have bought sets to complete sets :lol:
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:01 am

Yeah, that can happen. Both Phil’s and my Walden overages are posted upthread. I guess the fun is in the search.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:05 am

Hi All
Don,
There is a bunch of killer sets on this thread, I would have to say my two favorite sets would be yours and Phil's Duro Chrome sets with the 4573 spinners those are awesome :mrgreen: I for one love to have multiple sets to custom build, mix and match upgrade to my personal liking. The thrill of the hunt is great,with so many options completing sets cad plated, dark finishes, sockets with holes and without. Hopefully one day I will find a 4573 spinner to complete my set!
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:51 am

I feel the same way about being able to make up sets from individual pieces. Here is a Walden set I put together recently out of mostly NOS sockets, some with a bit of residual cosmoline, that would be an exact specification matching set for late WW2. This set would have been included in the GMTK from 4/45 through the end of the war. For some reason the government changed the spec to include only 6 and 8 point sockets, as well as doing away with the ratchet, extension and crossbar. Towards the end of the war Walden was going away from their previously produced knurled sockets to a style with the two slots. Most of the latest dark finish sets contained a mix of the two styles.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:14 am

Hi All
Don,
Here is another set similar to yours

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:45 pm

Back in March I found these pieces together at an estate sale in Oakland. At the time, I wasn’t aware that Plomb used unmarked boxes of this style after they used the embossed boxes. Mudbox has a postwar set in a red version of this box. I am now gathering the tools to complete this set although I’ve heard that the 1/4” drive pebble flex handles are quite rare. I assume based on the ratchet that this set was made in 1945.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi All
Here is another set I am putting together that I would like to share with you.

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:39 pm

Hi All
Here is another set in progress as well that I would like to share with you.

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:10 pm

Dave,
Those are nice sets. The S-K ratchets are my favorite and they were way ahead of their time.
-Don
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:05 am

Don
Thanks, I really like the smooth action on the S-K ratchets. Hopefully I will be able to complete both sets soon. I found the 8 point 3/8 socket for the cad set. I need a 7/32 socket to complete the sockets. I will upgrade the ratchet, the crossbar when I find them in cad plating. They are just place holders for now and will go in another set. I need the long extension in the dark plating. I don't recall seeing a dark plated sliding t-bar. I will have to find the SK catalog. Nice ratchets! :)
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:44 am

None of my wartime S-K sets have sliding Tees so I checked out the ‘43 wartime S-K catalog and Chad’s 1942 image. No sliding Tees either light or dark finish.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by sincitygpw » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:34 am

Don
Thanks for the information ! 8)
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Hartofoak » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 am

Does anyone have a spare Walden 3116 (FSN 41-H-1509-50) dark finish, sliding tee-bar? Just been looking at my Stevens Walden set and my tee-bar is unmarked and in bright steel. I think Don or Jason pointed this out to me about 3 years ago!
Did the Walden set have a short extension bar (41-B-302), which I also don't have.
BTW has anyone discovered an FSN for the 1/4" ratchet handle?
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