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Re: 2018 flea

Post by mudbox » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:48 pm

A few recent pickups:
16oz ||FairmouT|| hammer
Williams water pump pliers
Deep Walden and a Blackhawk socket
(X) Super-quality DBE
3/4" BluepoinT combo
1/2" drive Plomb ratchet dated EB
Brass US 'American' lock (no key)
Small tin of US Mil Spec 'Lubricating Oil' post war but cool

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mudbox » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:35 pm

So, on Monday, I said goodbye to my best friend of almost 13 years. Our Airedale, Rubicon (Rubi for short). She was just the best dog ever and I miss seeing her bearded face every day. :cry:

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Finally made it out to the flea today after taking several weeks off. Just haven't had the time to escape. Found a few wartime goodies to share with you guys.

8" Crescent adjustable
SK DBE
Vlchek 11" auto, the first I've found
Starrett 172A feeler gauge
Duro (X) 723 DOE
Odd Herbrand pliers
Craftsman combo
Armstron 'Hi Tinsile' tappett
unbranded putty knife

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mrbill » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:49 pm

mudbox wrote:
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So, on Monday, I said goodbye to my best friend of almost 13 years. Our Airedale, Rubicon (Rubi for short). She was just the best dog ever and I miss seeing her bearded face every day. :cry:
Nice finds, Jason.

It's been not too long since I lost my 13 year old Chessie, I know exactly how you feel. I saw somebody walking one today and it gave me pause...
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by Hartofoak » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:19 am

Shame about the loss of your four-legged friends guys.
Should those padded wrenches be mentioned in the "Barcalo" thread or did SK make them all?
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by d42jeep » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:30 am

Sorry for your losses, guys!
Cliff,
I think the S-K was made by Lectrolite and the jury is still out on who manufactured those long C Craftsman wrenches.
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mudbox » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:45 pm

mrbill wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:49 pm
It's been not too long since I lost my 13 year old Chessie, I know exactly how you feel. I saw somebody walking one today and it gave me pause...
Kicks you right in the feels, doesn't it, Bill... :cry:
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Sorry for your losses, guys!
Thanks Don and Cliff. It just sucks. I'm sure it'll get better with time.

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I think the S-K was made by Lectrolite and the jury is still out on who manufactured those long C Craftsman wrenches.
I'm suspicious about that, Don. I would like to see one of Greg and/or Todd's deep dives into both the SK and the Craftsman wrench OE manufacture. Lectrolite wrenches of the time don't seem to have the same offset as the SK wrenches to my eye. As for Craftsman, the closest combination wrench that I have in my collection is a wartime Owatonna Combo. I'll post some comparison shots when I get some more time.

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by d42jeep » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm

mudbox wrote:
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d42jeep wrote:
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I think the S-K was made by Lectrolite and the jury is still out on who manufactured those long C Craftsman wrenches.
I'm suspicious about that, Don. I would like to see one of Greg and/or Todd's deep dives into both the SK and the Craftsman wrench OE manufacture. Lectrolite wrenches of the time don't seem to have the same offset as the SK wrenches to my eye. As for Craftsman, the closest combination wrench that I have in my collection is a wartime Owatonna Combo. I'll post some comparison shots when I get some more time.

-Jason
Your questioning Lectrolite as the manufacturer of the wartime S-K started me wondering if someone else did make them so I did some comparisons. In both pictures the top two wrenches are ones I believe to be wartime S-K. In the first picture I put a postwar Lectrolite DBE and two S-K Lectrolite wrenches below the wartime wrenches and as you said, the offset is completely different. In the second picture I put some earlier Lectrolite and Tru-fit wrenches below the S-K wrenches and the offset was different on those as well. I guess the next step is to do some more comparisons with wrenches from different manufacturers. Any suggestions?
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by Wingnutt » Wed May 01, 2019 5:40 am

mudbox wrote:I'm sure it'll get better with time.
I'm sure you don't want to think about a puppy right now. I know I never have after losing a dog. But it sure does help! :)

On the Long C Craftsman with the raised pads and the "CI" codes..., I looked at it a few years ago, concluded Barcalo, had a pretty good rationale and dialogue with lauver about it on his Craftsman Mfgr Codes thread on the old (now crashed) GG site, but it was not definitive. There was no documentation found or anything like that.

I don't know anything about S-K or Lectrolite wrenches. That whole subject is just one big deliberate blind spot for me. I am serious. Too many variants and markings and weird relationships to keep straight. Just the thought of having to think about it makes my head hurt. :) The complexity of understanding the production timelines of those two OEM's is literally the reason why I leave them behind at flea markets.
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by d42jeep » Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 am

Leaving S-K behind is just wrong!
-Don
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by Wingnutt » Wed May 01, 2019 9:18 am

d42jeep wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 am
Leaving S-K behind is just wrong!
:lol: As you may recall, I have picked up a few wartime S-K midget socket wrench sets of my own in my flea market travels, Don. I will clarify...
this...
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I don't know anything about S-K or Lectrolite wrenches...[ ]...The complexity of understanding the production timelines of those two OEM's is literally the reason why I leave them behind at flea markets.
...as this...
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I don't know anything about S-K or Lectrolite END wrenches...[ ]...The complexity of understanding the END WRENCH production timelines of those two OEM's is literally the reason why I leave them behind at flea markets.
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by d42jeep » Wed May 01, 2019 9:46 am

Okay, you're forgiven this time, :D
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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mudbox » Sun May 19, 2019 5:00 pm

It's been weeks since I've made it out to the flea. The one item I brought home was a nice surprise.
It's the first spec correct 8-1/2" double offset screwdriver that I've found in the wild. :D
Marked AFTCO USA. Any thought on who made it?

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mudbox » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:12 am

Just a few things from the small local flea yesterday before the rain started.
10" MAC V10E extension
41 dated Snap-On 7/16" socket
Walden 7/16" swivel 3/8" drive
Wright 5/8" swivel marked U.S. 3/8" drive

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by mudbox » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:30 am

Looks like about a month since I've made it out to the flea. Glad I did today!
A banner day for wartime sockets. A few other gems in there as well. I have some things soaking in evaporust and will post some more images once they're cleaned up.

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Re: mudbox's flea finds

Post by Gordon_M » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:51 am

d42jeep wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:30 am
Cliff,
I think the S-K was made by Lectrolite and the jury is still out on who manufactured those long C Craftsman wrenches.
-Don
Don, I remember looking up the manufacturer of the CI code Craftsman long C wrenches on Alloy Artifacts and seeing them attributed to Billings & Spencer. Well down this page, under Box End Wrenches I think:

http://alloy-artifacts.org/craftsman-ea ... ls-p2.html

Does that sound right / wrong or whatever?
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