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Offline Charles Garrett

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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2014, 06:37:13 PM »
I have no idea the make as they are gone but were one of my favorites.  A pair of battery pliers that had hinged loops on the ends of the handles to slip over the battery posts to carry it.  Really dumb for if the battery wasn't totally dead you would get a very hot  hand real quick.  Chuck Garrett

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Two more B.B. pliers showed up in my mailbox!
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2014, 02:41:17 PM »
A #11 plier from a forum member, and a #52 plier from a nice seller at ebay. Here are some pics of the newcomers and a family shot of the current members.
Now only need 2 others - #'s 12 and 25 - to complete the set.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 02:43:43 PM by bonneyman »
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2014, 02:42:34 PM »
I have no idea the make as they are gone but were one of my favorites.  A pair of battery pliers that had hinged loops on the ends of the handles to slip over the battery posts to carry it.  Really dumb for if the battery wasn't totally dead you would get a very hot  hand real quick.  Chuck Garrett

Ouch - that does sound dangerous.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2014, 04:05:33 PM »
Hitting a flea market in the morning I'll keep an eye out the two missing.
They look great.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2014, 04:55:30 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2014, 10:12:41 PM »
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2014, 06:54:22 PM »
There is a Blue Bird battery carrier on Ebay- http://www.ebay.com/itm/251054276768?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

I know, I've seen it. And it has traces of the original paint, and the logo is just readable. Sweet!
But, at close to $50 shipped, it's a bit too much out of my wallet right now.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2014, 08:31:43 AM »
I just noticed that when I do an internet search under "Blue Bird battery Tools" this thread is at the top of the list! Maybe it'll generate some more visitors?
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2014, 11:02:43 AM »
Nice collection of Blue Bird tools Bonneyman! Hope you find the rest of the ones you need.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2014, 01:50:47 PM »
Thanks to Oily, I managed to snag another plier (a #25) off of the bay this week. Very good condition. A little rust, but the teeth look really good.  Here are a few pics.

That means I'm only lacking the #12 to complete my set. Help me out, guys. Looking for a nice condition (I'm spoiled with all the NOS ones I have) #12 that doesn't break the bank.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2014, 10:40:04 AM »
Great collection!  The original paint really sells the name.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2014, 07:16:38 PM »
Well, still lacking one last plier. In the mean time, I got a shaker can of the proper color blue and repainted the tools. Now they look closer to factory.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2014, 04:07:04 PM »
Happy day, folks, we've done it!
With the help of a forum member I was able to acquire a #12 plier that was in fairly decent shape. Cleaned her up and painted her to match the others. Here's some pics of it and the complete set.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2014, 05:50:13 PM »
Great job! A very nice collection.
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Re: My growing set of Blue Bird battery tools
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2014, 05:56:59 PM »
Very nice family portrait.  Thanks for sharing.  Any additional background on Blue Bird tools you might share?  Their scope limited to battery tools?  Ditto the "great job".
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