FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by mudbox » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:06 pm

lucakiki wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:28 am
One of them is marked Mc Sabina.
Probably 'MAC Sabina'.

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by lucakiki » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:58 am

mudbox wrote:
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Probably 'MAC Sabina'.

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You are right,Jason. MAC SABINA! If I cannot find the picture, I will snap another one!

While searching, I run into this old thread. Interesting! :)

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42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am

I would love to see a photo of a drain plug wrench with a 'MAC Sabina' and FSN stamped on it!
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by lucakiki » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:43 pm

Wingnutt wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am
I would love to see a photo of a drain plug wrench with a 'MAC Sabina' and FSN stamped on it!
Greg, I tried just now to photograph it, unsuccesfully. Will try again tomorrow with natural light.
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I confirm it has MAC SABINA O on one side, and 41-W-1962 50 on the adiacent (not the opposite!) side.


EDITED:

Greg, this morning I found that this old thread has been thankfully retrieved.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=196131

My MAC SABINA is exactly like the one posted there!
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43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:38 am

lucakiki wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:43 pm
EDITED:

Greg, this morning I found that this old thread has been thankfully retrieved.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=196131

My MAC SABINA is exactly like the one posted there!
I just saw it, thanks. Quite the controversial object! With many scantily-researched yet boldly-declared statements about its age. I will add my comments on that thread.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:03 am

Steve,

See my post here on Luca's '41-W-1962-50' and 'MAC, SABINA O.' stamped Drain Plug Wrench.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by pjones » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:42 am

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:12 am
Phil Jones posted this photo...

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...on this random whatzit thread, which prompted me to look it up in the March 45 ORD 5 SNL J-4:

"41-W-1555 | A171152 | WRENCH, magneto, w/0.012 thickness gage, size of opening 1/4..."

Not sure if Phil owns the wrench or not, but it looks like an eBay ad photo to me.
I found out a little more about this wrench. After WW1 ended, The Scintilla Magneto Company, a Swiss company, started a manufacturing plant in Sidney, NY. They were later purchased by the Bendix Aviation Corporation in 1929. Their production of Bendix Magnetos expanded significantly in 1935 and continued until the end of WW2. Because of their durability and dependability many are still around today. Bendix Magnetos were used on the Allison V-1710 engine found in many aircraft including the P-38, P-39, P-40, P-51A, P-63 and P-82 and many others. As best I can tell the magnetos were used to produce high voltage to fire aircraft spark plugs. Other than servicing the magneto I do not know the exact role of this wrench.

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by d42jeep » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Wingnutt wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am
I would love to see a photo of a drain plug wrench with a 'MAC Sabina' and FSN stamped on it!
Here are Len Jones’ drain plug wrenches that he sent me this picture of. I forgot to post it on this thread. If he sees the picture perhaps he will add details.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Hartofoak » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Great idea Steve. Here is a pair of identical and controversial Kent-Moore Organisation tappet wrenches that have an (in)correct FSN and which Roger - alias Silly's MB - argued were marked with a "Bonney Zenel type" date code for July (?) 1944 (G.V). I wish I could add them to my MB's toolkit, but they are not the correct size at 11/32 in x 17/32 in. The following is an interesting saga about these wrenches. According to Kevin Monahan, wrench 41-W-3575 is referred to in TM9-1803A dated Feb 1944. Tom believes this maybe a typo for the Jeep tappet wrench number 41-W-3573 (7/16 inx1/2 in).
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by gpw_42 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:46 am

Thanks all, for sharing and keeping this thread useful!

I've updated the pics at Post 1 of this thread, which are the spreadsheets. If they're difficult to make out, let me know and I'll attempt to rewicker them. I don't do enough of that to be good at it....

I recently picked up this 41-W-450 15" automotive adjustable wrench. Not sure of the era, but couldn't leave it hanging in the weather where I got it.
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It was used in the 2d Echelon #1 and #2 Common (Luke, that may bring back fond memories!), as well as the 3d Echelon #1, #2 Common and the Armored Forces toolbox.

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by d42jeep » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:58 am

Great find, Steve. Here is an RA PD image from 1945.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by gpw_42 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks, Don!

That's a LOT of wrench...not sure what I'd ever use it for, as I already have 2 (?) Moore 12" wrenches. But when I saw that FSN hanging on the side of the building, it was an auto pickup :)

I found the sets where it was used from ORD 6 SNL G-27 (July, 1945), p. 266. Discovering that matrix in the back of the manual was pretty useful! Fortunately, I only ever heard "war stories" from the battalion motor sergeant about inventorying the "#1 and #2 Common" sets. After a VERY quick review of that pamphlet, I understood why he grumbled about it so loudly that 20+ years later, I can still hear him....

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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:07 am

Steve, All,

yesterday I found a "41-W-3631" stamped 1/2-inch drive 0-175 ft lbs torque wrench made by APCO-Mossberg. I posted photos on my flea find thread. Just want to make sure I cross-link it here.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by d42jeep » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:09 am

Wingnutt wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:07 am
Steve, All,

yesterday I found a "41-W-3631" stamped 1/2-inch drive 0-175 ft lbs torque wrench made by APCO-Mossberg. I posted photos on my flea find thread. Just want to make sure I cross-link it here.
Your Apco-Mossberg torque wrench is a perfect example of not needing to worry too much about the tool matching the RA PD image. The Torque Wrench shown two posts up doesn't resemble the one you found at all but it would be hard to argue with the legitimacy of your new FSN marked example.
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Re: FSN Marked Tools & Their Dates of Production

Post by Wingnutt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17 pm

Exacta-friggin-mente! :)
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