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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 02:05:44 PM »
It is also a 30-06.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2019, 02:12:33 PM »
When I started this thread I had hoped that others had some old sets to show---so, either you don't have them or don't want to show them.  So here is another Walden, it is a No. 11 and near the end of the pressed steel sockets, the last was the No. 12 I showed previously.  The box appears to be leather, but its hard to tell sometimes and the pressed paper boxes can look the same.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2019, 05:01:02 PM »
It is also a 30-06.
It's 3006 because I dashed!!! I wish I had some of those cool old sets like you have. I would show them off too.
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2019, 06:22:12 PM »
either you don't have them

Unfortunately, i don't have them...   nice looking sets.   :embarrassed:

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2019, 06:23:31 PM »
Hey coolford,

I’m in the “former” category.  I have absolutely nothing like the great sets you’ve been posting. Nothing.  I’m going to have to be an envious bystander in this thread.  I really do like seeing some tools from your collection.  I hope you’ll keep posting them.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2019, 06:38:28 PM »
Hey coolford,

I’m in the “former” category.  I have absolutely nothing like the great sets you’ve been posting. Nothing.  I’m going to have to be an envious bystander in this thread.  I really do like seeing some tools from your collection.  I hope you’ll keep posting them.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2019, 08:23:12 PM »
I have a fair amount of Walden stuff but I don't think I have any sets that are as nice as yours. Well done, Jim.M

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
Okay, although I have some other Walden sets I will switch to some others.  Here is a socket set by Eastern Machine Screw Corporation also marked H & G.  Not much out there on this one, and may be the only socket set the company produced.  This set is not too common, but they are out there on e-bay from time to time.

Note---The ratchet is the item in the upper right hand corner.
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2019, 05:54:40 PM »
Another gem!  I’m a fan of this thread!  Nice set coolford.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2019, 06:48:12 PM »
I be the only one, but a wooden case just seems to make everything a bit better.  Great set. 
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2019, 02:59:45 PM »
Yes, I like wood boxes, but its hard to find them anymore except for Mossberg.  At any rate, here is a change of pace, a Bog Tool Co. set in a metal box.  This set dates to the 1930's and the ratchet has a patent date of 1932.  Note the 8 point socket set, so they were still serving the square nut needs of buyers.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2019, 03:00:16 PM »
I guess the Bog set didn't turn anyone on as no comments.  Here is another wood box and in this case Alloy Artifacts does not even mention this manufacturer.  This set is also from the 1920's and is from a famous name.  Most people do not even know that L. S. Starrett Co. made socket sets ( well, only one socket set in two forms).  This set is the No. 443-A which contains the drill attachment ( more on that later).  This set is complete and I have only seen one other that is complete.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2019, 10:08:22 PM »
I guess the Bog set didn't turn anyone on as no comments. ]

Bog is so rare  here that I was surprised to see a whole set.

I may have half a dozen odd Bog pieces, but nothing like that

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2019, 07:49:00 AM »
Wow!  I missed the Bog set!  How did that happen?  I never even heard of Bog tools.  Coolford, you’ve been introducing me to all kinds of “new to me” tools.  This is a great thread.  How many antique socket sets do you have?  I’m learning some things and I’m really impressed with the depth of your collection.   I truly appreciate it because I know that acquiring a collection like that is not something that happens overnight.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2019, 08:09:47 AM »
Hey coolford,

I am familiar with Starrett tools.  My paternal grandfather was a tool maker at Ford Motor, and then later at Timken Gear and Axle.  (He was a union organizer back in the early days.) Anyway, he used Starrett measuring tools all the time, as well as measuring tools from other manufacturers (like Brown and Sharpe).  I doubt he ever used a Starrett socket set on the job, but who knows.  That’s another great set from what I’m thinking is a great collection.

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