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Offline coolford

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2019, 06:35:56 AM »
I also have wondered what the oval socket fits---someone out there know?  As to the Ayer set, the screwdriver does belong in the set as far as I know.  A couple of my sets have them.  The Ayer sockets have a capital "A" on them.  Many sets come with Mossberg sockets mixed in as Mossberg is more common.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #91 on: March 05, 2019, 07:13:47 AM »
That oval socket-----Crankshaft?

I used to know, but....
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #92 on: March 05, 2019, 07:51:42 AM »
I gotta hand it to you guys. You have some really nice old socket sets!  This is a great thread.  I really like seeing all the sets.  I had no idea there were so many manufacturers competing with each other way back in the day.  It’s amazing how much stuff was made in the USA.  I wish I had something to add to the thread.  For now I’ll be an interested bystander.

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2019, 11:37:35 AM »
Remember all the home computer companies that jumped into the market when they first came out.
Same with automobiles back in the early 20th century.
It was the wild wild west.
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2019, 11:48:40 AM »
I also have wondered what the oval socket fits---someone out there know?  As to the Ayer set, the screwdriver does belong in the set as far as I know.  A couple of my sets have them.  The Ayer sockets have a capital "A" on them.  Many sets come with Mossberg sockets mixed in as Mossberg is more common.


Here it is.
The oval socket is for main bearing bolts.  Check the fine print on set No. 11A.

 https://books.google.com/books?id=WtcWvWS2HzkC&pg=RA7-PA56&lpg=RA7-PA56&dq=pressed+steel+oval+socket&source=bl&ots=6ttHvqZJxI&sig=ACfU3U0kULqWMjwafr1punj6ydGiIfFMMg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiYnOmC0-vgAhXto4MKHbllA7wQ6AEwCXoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=pressed%20steel%20oval%20socket&f=true 

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #95 on: March 05, 2019, 08:30:36 PM »
Syracuse Wrench company

Champion set number 2

ratchet is a bit different than most

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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #96 on: March 06, 2019, 12:26:41 AM »
Anyone have Mossberg catalogs?

This set has lost its decal on the end telling what number it is.

I would like to know what tools are  missing

it's a BIG set, some of the sockets are larger than 2 inches.

I assume it's for construction  or rail maintenance.



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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #97 on: March 06, 2019, 03:59:19 AM »
Although I don’t see the set you posted specifically, the huge sockets are mentioned on the first page.
https://archive.org/details/FrankMossbergCo1924
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #98 on: March 06, 2019, 07:20:23 AM »
Cool Syracuse set, Skip.
I came across one 3-4 years ago.  It was frozen solid.  It took forever and then some to get it loose. 
Mine has a captured drive plug.  To change directions, just smack it on a work surface and it pops through to the other side.  The plug protrudes 7/8" 
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Re: Old socket sets from before WW-2
« Reply #99 on: March 06, 2019, 07:45:13 AM »
Thanks Don:

now I have some part numbers for  the ratchet and other parts.

Gives me something to look for.

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