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Re: My latest purchase!

Post by sincitygpw » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:07 am

Don,
Understood about the torque around 15 ft lbs. I just haven't seen spark plugs range from 1/2" to 1 1/8" in diameter any ideas what would use that big of a spark plug ? Most crossbars that I have seen are usually bent. Just a thought what if the spark plugs were recessed where you couldn't use the crossbar on the socket,that's why I was wondering if there was an extension and a ratchet in the set.
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Re: My latest purchase!

Post by d42jeep » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:46 am

Dave,
Like the S-K set, I believe that your set was intended as a supplement for mechanics that already had access to drive tools. I think that the sockets were mostly for use on aircraft engines. Some appear in the NAF catalog. I’m not sure why the extra space is included in your box, perhaps to let the end users add accessories of their choice or maybe even some spark plugs. Wingnutt recently found a Plomb PWA marked spark plug socket with a unique square 5/8” end. I have a couple of D-I 8 point sockets as extras in my GMTK one of which would be perfect for driving that socket.
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Re: My latest purchase!

Post by sincitygpw » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 am

Don,
Here is a few pictures of possible combinations. everything is Duro Chrome except the crossbar it's Bonney.

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Mechanics supplement was something I had been contemplating everything fits in the box. Don your input is always important to me and greatly appreciated !
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Re: My latest purchase!

Post by Wingnutt » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:27 pm

I’ve never seen this thread before!

According to the April 1945 ORD 6 SNL G-27, the 41-W-2995 spark plug socket set did not include a bar, an L-handle, or anything else. Just the eight (8) sockets.

That empty space to the left and in front of the socket compartment is merely a result of Duro using a pre-existing commercial box to supply the Ordnance Dept the 8-pc socket set. They didn't design a box just for the 41-W-2995. They were offering a variety of spark plug wrench sets in 1940. None of them were offered without something to turn them with. Usually an L-handle or a straight bar, and one set actually came with a hinge handle, a bar, and a short extension. All of the sets came in a cardboard box (economy line) or a metal box. The metal boxes looked just like the boxes that Luca and sincitygpw have. They have a compartment for the sockets and an L-shaped space for bars, L-handles, hinge handles, ratchets, ratchet drive plugs, short extensions, etc. And as Don suggested, maybe even for spark plugs and accessories.

Here are some 1940 Duro catalog excerpts.

These sets are on page 29.

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These sets are in the back, on page 63.

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And here's a private label commercial set Duro made under contract for Edison-Splitdorf. Note that it has the same exact box. The sockets are much bigger (11/16" to 1-1/8") so only six (6) sockets fit. But they used the same exact box. This set came with an unbranded No. 3202 non-reversible ratchet and the No. 3215 drive plug.

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Re: My latest purchase!

Post by sincitygpw » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:05 pm

Hi All
Greg,
That is what I was looking for.
Thank You Sir.
Dave

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