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Daily Quote / Quote of the Day 10-20-2018
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 09:00:25 PM »
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
 
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Picture Forum / Re: Tools- Proto Toolbox
« Last post by Northwoods on Today at 08:24:55 PM »
Hey, that's my box.  You been in my garage?
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I like it.   Thank you.   :smiley:
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It's for the interdimensional quantum nut on the 1953 Model 22/7 retroturboencabulator.  It can also be used on a Light Four.

That's it !   :grin:
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More great info Jim!

Thanks Yadda,  I love the details.  Sometimes I wonder if the people reading along feel the same.  I want this Type Study to be accurate.  Even though I think it’s complete and finally reduced to writing, I still look at ratchets every day on eBay.  I doubt I’ll find another Type, but as I have just shown, there may be some variations within Types.  Identifying those variations adds accuracy.  I think it’s safe to say there were at least two variations of Type 2 ratchets.  You may recall that early Type 1, 1/2” drive ratchets were produced with 40 tooth gears.  Later Type 1, 1/2” drive ratchets were produced with 32 tooth gears.  I’ll keep looking.  If I find anything new, I’ll post it.  Thanks for following the thread.

Jim C.   
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Picture Forum / Tools- Proto Toolbox
« Last post by Yadda on Today at 02:40:26 PM »
I picked this up today at an estate sale. One small dent on the side of the lid. No real rust on the hinges so it came home with me. 
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More great info Jim!
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It's for the interdimensional quantum nut on the 1953 Model 22/7 retroturboencabulator.  It can also be used on a Light Four.
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Okay, if I'm beating a dead horse, just say so and I'll move on.  Very recently I came across a really nice example of a Type 2 Craftsman Teardrop Ratchet, 1/2" drive.  If you need a refresher on Type 2 ratchets, go back to Page 1, Reply 13, and read more than you probably wanted to know about the Type 2.  Anyway, when I added the Type 2 information to the thread, I mentioned that I've seen them with chrome finished socket posts and black oxide finished socket posts.  As I went back to see what I said, I didn't think I addressed the variation well enough.  A few pictures may have helped to provide some clarity.  Well, my recently acquired Type 2, 1/2" drive ratchet has a very nice, original, black oxide finished socket post.  It was my opinion that earlier versions of the Type 2 ratchets followed the Type 1 ratchets, that is, both having chrome finished socket posts.  At some point during Type 2 production (1960 - 1966), the chrome finished socket post was replaced by a socket post finished in black oxide, which was the standard going forward with all Type 3 through Type 14 ratchets.  (It should also be noted that on Type 1 and early Type 2 ratchets, not only are the socket posts chrome finished, but so are their main gears.)  Anyway, I thought a side-by-side comparison might be a good idea.  As I was writing this post, I also noticed a difference in the raised panels on the handles of the Type 2 ratchets.   

Take a look at the photos below.  The first one depicts an earlier version of the Type 2 (on the top) and a later version Type 2 (on the bottom).  The second photo shows a close up of the Type 2 raised panels on the handles.  See the difference?  See how the earlier Type 2 panel (top) has rounded ends (like the Type 1 ratchets), while the later Type 2 version (bottom) has squared off panels (like Type 3 through Type 14 ratchets)? Earth shaking, right?  Take a look at the third photo.  It depicts the Type 2 socket posts.  The earlier Type 2 version is on the left, and has a chromed finished socket post like the Type 1 ratchets.  The Type 2 later version is on the right, with the black oxide finished socket post, like all Type 3 through Type 14 ratchets.

The fourth and fifth photos depict four ratchets, with the Type 1 on top, followed by the early Type 2, the later Type 2 and the Type 3 on the bottom.  Again notice the raised panel progression from rounded ends to square ends.  Finally, look at the sixth photo, depicting four ratchet heads.  The Type 1 is on the far left, followed by the early Type 2, the later Type 2, and the Type 3 on the far right.  See how the socket posts change from chrome finished to black oxide, somewhere in the middle of the Type 2 production?  Again, I know, mind-blowing information!  This is exactly what happens when I get into this stuff.  I start picking fly sh*t out of pepper and looking for every variation, change, error, minor detail, etc.  It can become maddening!  In my own defense, I guess this adds a little more accuracy to the Type Study.  Specifically, when talking about Type 2 ratchets, it appears that earlier versions had a chrome finished socket post and rounded raised panels, while later version Type 2 ratchets were produced with a black oxide finished socket post and squared off raised panels.  Glad we got that figured out.

Jim C.
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This wasn't an accident, they just wanted the pocket clip to look natural!
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