General Mechanics Tool Set

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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by lt.luke » Mon May 07, 2012 7:05 am

The set on the RIGHT seems to be what I'm sued to seeing on here, and what I'm personally trying to piece together.

What are the longer objects "pictured" on the illustration on the left? Left to Right: Ratchet, Nut buster handle, ratchet cross bar, 6" extention, ??????.

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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by Wingnutt » Wed May 09, 2012 6:18 am

Good question, luke. Too bad the migit set wasn't itemized in any TM until late 1945 - and that set only included a ratchet, a flex-head, and 11 sockets. No sliding tee, no extension, no driver. Anyway, could that weird thing on the far right be the sliding tee with the socket slid all the way up to one end? (It looks like a really short extension, which makes no sense.)

I was dropping in here to say that there is an 11 piece offset screwdriver set on ePay with very low bid right now. ALL of them are the right shape with the inverse offsets. Don't know about dimensions, but some look to be the right length, and model numbers were provided. Didn't go so far as to look them up since I have mine, but mfgrs are Proto, Stanley, and Bonney. Maybe one of the big ones is the Bonney?
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by lt.luke » Mon May 14, 2012 3:31 am

I need that driver, pm me the link pls!

As for the pic, it could be, but I'm inclined at "no", unless the sliding T is shown in two pieces?

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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by Wingnutt » Mon May 14, 2012 5:21 am

Gone, Luke. I posted that 5 days ago and I think it might've been 2 days left at that point. But I did ask a question and the Bonney was only 6" long. Spec is 8 1/2". So you didn't miss anything.
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Post by lt.luke » Mon May 14, 2012 7:46 am

Wingnutt wrote:Gone, Luke. I posted that 5 days ago and I think it might've been 2 days left at that point. But I did ask a question and the Bonney was only 6" long. Spec is 8 1/2". So you didn't miss anything.
Perfect, thanks. If you find one, I need it. It's an odd one as offsets go, and they don't come up much. I also don't get out much, so it's highly likely you'll see it before I do!

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Post by pj128 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:38 am

Returned to the top so i can find it ,I check this posting out every time I find something new for the toolbox :?

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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:40 pm

Hello, my name is Randy Harrell. My EBAY name is winefamily5. I buy and sell old tools including quite a bit of tools to many of the G503 members. I purchased a General Mechanic Set Box filled with tools this weekend. I talked to a friend of mine who is a G503 member and he told me I should document what was in the box with photos and descriptions. Although many of the tools are probably added and many are missing I tried to show what was in the box that was part of what should have been original and also photos of all the other tools not listed as correct. Eventually I'll be selling this box but for now I wanted to add this to your site.

I just noticed I can only add 3 attachments. So, these are the first 3 and I will add the others later.
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This is the first set of tools with the sketch provided. Sockets range from 7/16' to 1-1/8". Craftsman BE, D-I, SK knurled, New Britain, Plomb, Chromium Vandium exactly the same look as the D-I sockets. 2 large slotted tip sockets both Walden 1129 & 1131 and universal is Snap On G code circa 1945. All of these are 1/2" drive. Also on this photo a rusty 12" rule and 3 allen wrenches.
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I will try to take photos of the correct tools shown on your sketches with the matching tools in this box.
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:51 pm

Next set of photos of the General Mechanic Set tool box purchased from an estate sale on July 7 2012.
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this next photo shows a 1/2" drive speed wrench that I can't see the maker but is marked ??? Mass. USA and has a #10 on the shaft. There is a brass drift pin 1" x 7" and is slightly tapered on the end. The adjustable wrench is Danielson Betr-Grip 12".
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This next lot includes 2 file handles measuring 1" and 1-1/4" in diameter. 3 punches with 1/8", 1/4" & 3/8" point. The wrenches are Master Quality 25 - 1/2" x 19/32", Arcturus 41-w-1003 1/2" x 19/32", Arcturus 41-w-1008-10 5/8" x 25/32", Fairmount 731A 3/4" x 7/8" and Bonney 15/16" x 1".
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this photo shows 4 files including a 6" half round, 8" round file, 7" with tip broke off triangle file and 10" flat file. Also a 6-1/2" wood handle screwdriver with blade of 2-3/4", 11-1/4" Irwin with Gov. Stock # on the side still with lacquer on the handle, a 15-1/2" perfect handle slotted screwdriver, a #3 Phillips wood handled screwdriver with 6" blade and a slotted wood handle screwdriver with 6" blade.
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Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:00 pm

These next photos of the General Mechanic Box is all the other tools inside the box. Obviously this box had a fair amount of machinist type tools with it. It had 3 sizes of GTD tap wrenches and many sizes taps. Also has many lathe cutting bits and a couple of lathe wrenches. Had one rusty vernier caliper that I can't read a name on. Some chucks, a brake tool. There were lots of files and handles. An offset phillips screwdriver along with a #3 plastic handle screwdriver. A sparkplug wrench, thread repair parts, Lots of reamers and other machinist bits. A very cool small adustable auto wrench cadmium finish for probably an old MG or other British car.
So the remainder of photos are of these tools.
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:02 pm

Next Group of photos for General Mechanic Set box purchased 7/7/12
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I don't know if you can see this but there was an Alemite hydraulic coupler 6304B in this box as well.
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:08 pm

Next group of photos for GMTS.
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by lucakiki » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:58 pm

Randy,what a pleasure to see you posting on here,and such a wonderful set to boot!
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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by wynmkr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:02 pm

thanks Luca. I'm not very proficient on the computer but will try and muddle my way through.

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Re: General Mechanics Tool Set

Post by karl oliver » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:51 pm

.... :shock: ...really nice! Could'nt help but notice "General Mechanics Set" stenciled on the side.
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