Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:08 am

Making progress there Don. I'm not really doing anything except trawling through the auction site for the missing DeLuxe bits, the only socket equipment I'm short of for that is the two universal swivels - all the more annoying that I have a full set of the universal sockets which aren't supposed to be in the set.
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by d42jeep » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:43 am

I’ve finally gathered the sockets for the small BE sets.
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:03 am

Nicely done Don, looks dead right. :mrgreen:
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Post by d42jeep » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:33 am

Thanks, Gordon. It’s interesting that the illustrations in the catalog show more 12 point sockets but the lists show a mix of 6 and 12 points along with the 8 points.
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Post by Gordon_M » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:16 am

The old chestnut of re-using illustrations, do you think?
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Post by d42jeep » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:32 am

I think so. In the 1939 catalog they were all 12 point. I wonder what year they transitioned to all 6 point. It was sometime between ‘42 and ‘48. I need access to a interim catalog because by ‘48 the socket style had changed, probably to Moore Drop Forge.
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:03 pm

Len has been helping me again, pointing me at auctions I may otherwise have missed, and filling up gaps in the kit.

Two of the three hammers are contemporary Craftsman, I think the middle one looks right but has no visible markings.
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I already had an amber handled hacksaw, but one of the handle halves was toast, this one is a lot better.
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I have found a few bits on my own.
A 3/8" BE Universal Swivel, still hunting for the 1/2" version.
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... and finally
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BE 15/16" Drag Link Bit
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BE 1 3/16" Drag Link Bit

Still got to find a good 1/2" Drag Link Bit. There is one on that auction site but it is very second hand. I have a couple of the longer, rarer BE Extensions in the post to me so making good progress.
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by gpw_42 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:59 am

Gordon, nice additions to the box!

It's amazing how far you've come in about a year. Do you by chance have an "overview" picture(s) of the set? Or a catalog shot modified to show what's still missing (or present)?

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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:31 am

That's an idea Steve, but those overview images are really difficult, the catalog shots look like forced perspective drawings and difficult to stage. Of course I now have a pile of extra contemporary equipment that wasn't originally in there, like deep sockets, spark plug sockets, wobble sockets and drag link bits, plus some of the longer socket extensions.

I might get to it, but for now, still missing from the original DeLuxe Kit:

Universal Joint 1/2"
Screwdrivers, three off, 4 1/2", 6", 8"
Pry Bar, 16"
Punch, Lining Up, 1/2" x 9"
Cold Chisel, 3/4"
Pin Punches, two off, 1/8" and 3/32"

... so about nine pieces missing to date.
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by henry501 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:28 pm

Guys, perhaps this will help in your request for an interim catalog. 1942 Craftsman catalog.
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1942 Crafstman catalog cover
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1942 Deluxe Tool Chest
If you need any additional images let me know.

Thank you,
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:42 pm

Thanks Henry, will do
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by d42jeep » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:26 pm

That catalog is available online.
https://archive.org/details/SearsCrafts ... sTools1942
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by henry501 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:55 am

Don,

I wondered where you got your images in your post “up” thread. Anyway, if anything isn’t clear from that source let me know as I have an original (from which I posted my images).

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year to all!

Thank you,
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Re: Craftsman Deluxe Toolbox, a new home for the BE tools

Post by Gordon_M » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:44 am

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Pry / Alignment bar duly added to the set. Like the adjustable it is underline Craftsman Vanadium as it doesn't seem to exist as a plain underline Craftsman marking.

Still short of:

Universal Joint 1/2". ( New Britain placeholder )
Screwdrivers, three off, 4 1/2", 6", 8"
Punch, Lining Up, 1/2" x 9"
Cold Chisel, 3/4"
Pin Punches, two off, 1/8" and 3/32"
Gordon

1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer


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