Author Topic: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark  (Read 37153 times)

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Offline giants

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2019, 10:40:04 AM »
Jim C, I just checked my tool collection.

I have a US Craftsman with the marking VVR 44363. I can't decode the VVR. Do you know the manufacturer and approximate date of manufacture?

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #136 on: March 05, 2019, 05:14:16 PM »
Hey giants,

I’m going to guess somewhere around 2002 to 2005, give or take.

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #137 on: March 14, 2019, 09:08:36 AM »
Hey Jim,
What do you think about these wrenches. It’s my belief that they were made by MDF right after the transition from long C wrenches but they hadn’t started using =V= yet as a manufacturer’s mark. They all have the pointed A. The pictures of the individual combo wrench are easier to ID with the cast in V.
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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #138 on: March 14, 2019, 12:32:14 PM »
Hi Don,

I’m in agreement with you, particularly after seeing that forged “V” on the shank.  I’d say very early =V= era from MDF.  THANKS FOR THE PICTURES!

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Re: Craftsman Tools with the =V= Manufacturer's Mark
« Reply #139 on: March 17, 2019, 10:14:21 PM »
While looking through my -v- tools, I discovered two more MDF looking unmarked wrenches. I’m a little surprised that they don’t look older. The last shot is all of the unmarked wrenches.
-Don
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