Author Topic: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete  (Read 753 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline moparthug

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 215
Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:55:38 AM »
Found this little beauty at an estate sale, everything is original Walden except for an ancient Craftsman 7/16 and a Proto 5/16 socket. So I guess I'm in the market for a Walden #3110 5/16 socket, and a Walden #3113 7/16 socket. Also an interesting box with a side hinge, haven't seen one of those before.

I'm not going to tell you what I paid for it, so just go ahead and say "You suck" because it was dirt cheap.  :smiley:
Rogue River, OR.

Offline johnsironsanctuary

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1901
  • Super Contributor and Geezer in training
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 10:17:59 AM »
Great score.  You are lucky to get the right box. Can you photo a socket?
Top monkey of the monkey wrench clan

Offline moparthug

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 215
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 10:57:46 AM »
Here ya go, hope it's clear enough to see detail.
Rogue River, OR.

Offline EVILDR235

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1293
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 01:02:11 PM »
That ratchet looks like it could be used as a refrigeration ratchet. Maybe the tool kit was made for servicing refrigerators or ac units.

EvilDr235

Offline Northwoods

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1674
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 03:24:02 PM »
Very nice.  And you have the drive plug, too.  Those are so often absent.
The ORIGINAL Northwoods.

Offline d42jeep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 274
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 06:17:08 PM »
That was the ratchet they put in the 1/4” drive sets until 1944.
-Don
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 06:34:34 PM by d42jeep »
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
CONTRIBUTOR

Offline Nasutushenri

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 147
  • Bussum, The Netherlands
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 03:10:23 AM »
This is my set that I bought many, many years ago.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100761653@N07/12236548583/in/photolist-jDjG63-jDivzz

Regards
Henri
Do not mind my bad English.
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100761653@N07/

Offline skipskip

  • Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1348
  • Glenmont NY USA
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 07:26:18 AM »
I have a 3110 but no 3113

Skip
A place for everything and everything on the floor

Offline moparthug

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 215
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2019, 09:11:57 AM »
So it looks like I'm also missing a spintight handle and two extensions... time to start scrounging!
Rogue River, OR.

Offline Yadda

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1279
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 06:01:17 PM »
Sweet find!  That box with the end hinge is really neat!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Online lptools

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2221
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 06:06:08 PM »
Hello, Moparthug. Nice find on the Walden set. I might have one around here, but not as nice as the one you posted!! Regards, Lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Offline d42jeep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 274
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 06:52:50 PM »
So it looks like I'm also missing a spintight handle and two extensions... time to start scrounging!
The longer extension is merely hard to find, the short one is nearly impossible. The one in my set is the only one I’ve ever seen. The short one wasn’t actually included in any Walden wartime set but rather sold separately as open stock, which probably accounts for their scarcity. I’ll take a look and see if I have either of your missing sockets in cad finish, to match the rest of your set. The yellow and black spinners are rare as well, but the yellow handle ones are pretty common.
Here is my best dark finish set, likely from 1945. The dark ratchets are hard to find as well.
-Don
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
CONTRIBUTOR

Offline d42jeep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 274
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 09:47:36 AM »
I have a 7/16” 12 point socket I can spare.
-Don
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society
CONTRIBUTOR

Offline papadan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 295
  • Just an old wrench tugger
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 12:40:24 PM »
Getting closer, Skipskip has the 5/16 aand D42jeep has the 7/16.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Offline moparthug

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 215
Re: Stevens Walden 1/4 socket set (almost) complete
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 07:46:00 PM »
Getting closer, Skipskip has the 5/16 aand D42jeep has the 7/16.

Yup, talked to d42jeep and the socket will be inbound soon! Skipskip I sent a message to and am eagerly awaiting a reply.  :smiley:
Rogue River, OR.