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Title: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 02, 2012, 05:34:49 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIDCHROME-MECHANICS-QUALITY-TOOLS-CATALOGUE-SOCKETS-CHESTS-WRENCHES-/220946135640?pt=AU_ToolsHardwareLocks&hash=item33716a7a58
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on February 02, 2012, 10:08:46 AM
Wow!

That's a lot of $ for a fairly recent catalogue that must have been fairly-widely distributed...
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: anglesmith on February 02, 2012, 01:27:04 PM
I think that this one comes into the "he's got to be dreaming" category! Sidchrome catalogues usualy bring between $40-70, the same catalogue recently sold for $35. All the "Austraian made" catalogues seem to have gone up in price.
Graeme
Sorry put in wrong amount! $75 was for a different cat...(Feb 1973)
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 04, 2012, 07:10:00 AM
What year is it?
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 06, 2012, 06:43:58 AM
Still no bids
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: anglesmith on February 06, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
I think it was 1974 as the cover is different from my 75 cat.. Siddons didn't start making spanners till the 40s and from the 50s onwards became Australia's biggest best seller of mechanics tools. Still in business but now made overseas!
Graeme
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on February 06, 2012, 02:25:25 PM
I think it was 1974 as the cover is different from my 75 cat.. Siddons didn't start making spanners till the 40s and from the 50s onwards became Australia's biggest best seller of mechanics tools. Still in business but now made overseas!
Graeme

I don't know what year it is, but I'm fairly sure it is not 1974, 1972, 1971, 1970 or 1968 since I have photos of dated catalogues from these years...

I note, however, that the back cover of the eBay catalogue has the same photo of the wrench that appears on the front cover of the 1968 catalogue...
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: anglesmith on February 06, 2012, 03:54:02 PM
I read on another sellers listing that Sidchrome were dating cat..s by 1972. It was printed after 1967 as that was the year Oz got post codes  (note address on back page has post (zip) code)! By elimination that only leaves late 1967? or 1969 as you have accounted for all the others.
Graeme
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 07, 2012, 04:05:13 PM
No bids yet
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on February 07, 2012, 07:57:07 PM
Graeme,

What was "Dawn" with respect to Sidchrome?
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: anglesmith on February 07, 2012, 09:27:24 PM
LG,
Dawn is an Ozzie company that's gone full circle! Started in 1917 making vices and clamps. Taken over by the G N Raymond Group in 1959, acquired by Sidchrome (Siddons Ramset Ltd) in 1973, became part of Stanley Works Pty Ltd (USA) in 1991.  Since 1998 is now again 100% Australian owned. Dawn is the most common bench vice in Australia.
Graeme
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on February 07, 2012, 10:43:48 PM
Interesting...

Here's what I have:

1962?

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1962QCatalogue.jpg)

1968

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1968Catalogue2.jpg)

1970

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1970Catalogue.jpg)

1971 (same cover photo as 1970)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1971Catalogue.jpg)

1972

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1972Catalogue.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1972GiftsCatalogue.jpg)

1973? (The eBay seller claimed this is a 1970, but likely not before 1973 as per Graeme)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1970DawnCatalogue.jpg)

1974

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Sidchrome1974Catalogue.jpg)

Is Joplin the name of the jacks?

Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: anglesmith on February 08, 2012, 03:12:48 AM
Joplin made jacks and vices, so far I have not been able to find much information about them accept their vices were in the 1937 McPhersons catalogue.  Also my Sidchrome catalogue marked R2 75 has exactly the same cover as the ?4 74 and pages 14 and 41 are identical!
I'm still thinking the Ebay cat... is most likely 69!
Graeme
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 10, 2012, 02:33:10 PM
1 day left for the Aussies to jump on it
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 12, 2012, 09:58:03 AM
No sale @ $99.00 AU
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 17, 2012, 06:04:32 AM
Relisted
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIDCHROME-MECHANICS-QUALITY-TOOLS-CATALOGUE-SOCKETS-CHESTS-WRENCHES-/220956423962?pt=AU_ToolsHardwareLocks&hash=item337207771a (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIDCHROME-MECHANICS-QUALITY-TOOLS-CATALOGUE-SOCKETS-CHESTS-WRENCHES-/220956423962?pt=AU_ToolsHardwareLocks&hash=item337207771a)
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on February 17, 2012, 10:06:54 AM
Still a lot, but according to Graeme these things command more, so it may actually sell this time around...
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 19, 2012, 07:40:27 AM
No bids yet
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 23, 2012, 05:40:29 AM
3 days left
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 24, 2012, 04:50:29 PM
Still no bids @ $49.99
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on February 29, 2012, 06:29:13 AM
No sale @ $49.00 AU
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 06, 2012, 05:14:16 AM
Relisted
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIDCHROME-MECHANICS-QUALITY-TOOLS-CATALOGUE-SOCKETS-CHESTS-WRENCHES-/220969590350?pt=AU_ToolsHardwareLocks&hash=item3372d05e4e (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIDCHROME-MECHANICS-QUALITY-TOOLS-CATALOGUE-SOCKETS-CHESTS-WRENCHES-/220969590350?pt=AU_ToolsHardwareLocks&hash=item3372d05e4e)
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on March 06, 2012, 08:54:34 AM
AU $29.99.

Now we're talking...
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 08, 2012, 05:15:04 PM
Now's your chance to jump on it LG :)
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 10, 2012, 06:17:20 AM
LG's not jumping.
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on March 10, 2012, 07:19:25 AM
LG will only snipe, but this is still too rich for me; over $50 delivered...
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 12, 2012, 07:16:24 AM
1 bid so far
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 14, 2012, 06:58:54 AM
Up to 35.55 AU
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on March 14, 2012, 07:06:10 AM
Go Graeme!
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on March 17, 2012, 05:57:17 AM
Sold for $78.99 AU
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: cameron on June 20, 2012, 04:37:37 AM
do any of you guys have a listing for sidchrome pliers starting with 477 in ther model numbers cheers cameron
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on June 21, 2012, 05:53:48 PM
A few guys here have catalogs. I'm sure they would be happy to look for you.
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: humber2 on June 26, 2012, 02:26:40 AM
Curious about date for Cat M2 I have, undated 64 pages inside the covers, uses the same cover as R2/72

M4/79 runs to 48 pages inside the covers.

Also need date for R4 of 88 pages inside which uses the same cover as R2

-The preface for this lists the Rydalmere factory as the Joplin Division which has manufactured vices for 40 years.

Refer back to page 1 for earlier images please.
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: lbgradwell on June 26, 2012, 04:05:08 AM
I don't suppose you've access to a scanner & would be willing to do a bit of work to share some of your catalogues, humber?
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: jefftrin on November 29, 2015, 04:03:00 PM
Eddie Hudson in all the Sidchrome books that you have what is the earliest that features the wall cabinets thanking you in advance......
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: eddie hudson on November 30, 2015, 06:29:25 AM
Eddie Hudson in all the Sidchrome books that you have what is the earliest that features the wall cabinets thanking you in advance......


Sorry but you have the wrong guy. Back in 2011 - 2012 I was recovering from surgery and had plenty of time on my hands. I used to scan ebay and post any catalog or strange (to me) wrenches I found. Most people were glad to get a heads up, but one or two bozos got upset that I was letting other people in on stuff they were interested in. As time went on I recovered and posted less and less. I have no Sidchrome catalogs.


Maybe one of our members from Oz can help you out.
Title: Re: 1960's or 70's Sidchrome Catalog
Post by: jefftrin on November 30, 2015, 06:28:29 PM
thanks for your reply Eddie.i find it amazing how people who are doing the right thing get crapped on there is always just a few in every crowd that think they are hard done by....glad you have recovered ive just got clearance from surgery myself