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Offline Oldmedic78

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« on: March 10, 2018, 02:20:16 PM »
I have a couple what I believe are older extensions. The 1st is a 6" 1/4" inch drive made by Snap-on. The 2nd is a 2 1/2" 1/4" drive. The problem is they do not fit a 1/4 inch drive. The female end is to big for a 1/4"m to fit snug. The male end is to big to fit in the 1/4 female. They do however fit into each other. No they are not 3/8" drive. The 2nd one has some markings that I have never seen. I have pictured attached. Can someone educate me on what drive these are and their origins? 

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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 02:29:39 PM »
Hello, Oldmedic. Welcome to the Forum. My guess is that they are a 9/32" drive. Regards, Lou

Offline bonneyman

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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 02:55:30 PM »
Ask Todd over at Tool Archives. He's got one hell of an old Proto/Plomb section going.

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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 05:27:31 PM »
Yep.
This shows the Plomb WF 4 as a 9/32"

http://toolarchives.com/node/19
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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 05:36:52 PM »
I have never heard of a 9/32 drive. So I take it these are pretty old?

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 05:51:36 PM »
One story is that they were  produced during WWII to stop them from going home from the shop.
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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:05:10 AM »
I have about six or seven 9/32 drive tools that i will list for sale some day. Too busy trying to make more room for my small gas engine collection. I have 59 or 60 now and I need to get them on shelves so I quit tripping over them. I recently got a Briggs and Stratton model S that was made in December of 1930.

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Re: Unknown Tools
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 10:28:08 AM »
I have never heard of a 9/32 drive. So I take it these are pretty old?

WF was during WWII

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