Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Gordon_M » Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:48 am

... that's why I snapped it up - I don't need it for the kit. Any of the oddball stuff that is BE-coded attracts my attention. :D
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:16 am

Even though I wasn’t looking for them, I couldn’t help grabbing this Plomb box and ratchet on eBay because the price was so low. I added a few other recent finds.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Gordon_M » Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:25 am

Anything the right price and in good condition. The amber handle looks good too. 👍
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Post by d42jeep » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:50 am

This empty box arrived yesterday. I think it may take a while to complete.
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Post by d42jeep » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:08 pm

Wingnutt generously sent me two pieces for my new box.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:13 am

This rusty Plomb partial set arrived a couple of days ago. Even though this exact box isn’t shown in the catalogs, I believe it was used in 1945. I de-rusted, straightened, sanded and repainted it. I added a few parts from another set to see how close to complete it could be. It looks like I need a couple of 5/16” hex sockets.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by Gordon_M » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:30 am

You know all these boxes Don, but I always thought "Los Angeles" branding was early, and "USA" late? :mrgreen:
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Post by d42jeep » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:50 am

I found a set with all of the tools and the same box back in 2018. I suspect that Plomb ran out of the embossed boxes and may have just included a label on the inside like they did on the postwar sets.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by gpw_42 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:28 pm

New Britain set. Any suggestions on how to remove the oxidation from the spinner?
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:52 pm

I received this partial D-I 1/4” drive set in a trade and added the missing sockets and probably too many drive tools. I installed a handle on the bare spinner shaft.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:22 am

I received this FSN marked Walden set from an eBay seller yesterday. It came with a complete matching socket set, all with detent ball holes. All of the sockets and drive tools look virtually unused. The FSN stenciled box is otherwise unpainted and has 5 hinge elements.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:37 am

I added a few tools to the Walden set.
I received some wrenches from an eBay sellers that were missing from my partial R.T.E.C. set.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Fri May 20, 2022 6:05 am

I found this partial large S-K 1/4” drive cad plated set on eBay recently. It’s missing a couple sockets, a short unmarked extension and a ratchet which is on the way. The missing cad plated 7/32” socket is a hard one to find.
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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by gpw_42 » Sat May 21, 2022 1:31 pm

Wow, that's a NICE set, Don! And already mostly filled up, to boot!

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Re: Wartime 1/4" drive socket sets

Post by d42jeep » Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:15 am

Thanks, Steve. I added the missing pieces to complete the set.
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