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Offline Skwrenchfind

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Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« on: November 05, 2019, 06:17:28 PM »
Hi all, new wrench fan here. Picked up this set for $15 at a Pawn shop and could use a little ID help. It is an older socket pass through wrench with five sockets. The only marking is 105. The sockets just have fractional marks. I looked and found an SK on Alloy Artifacts, but it had a SK in a diamond along with my 105. Mine has no SK.

Could you help and tell if it’s the same? Here is a link to that site. http://alloy-artifacts.org/sherman-klove.html
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Offline d42jeep

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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 06:46:09 PM »
S-K didn’t put their logo on lots of their early tools. Yours looks exactly like mine. After WW2 they started using the diamond logo on virtually all of the drive tools.
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Offline Skwrenchfind

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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 06:50:54 PM »
S-K didn’t put their logo on lots of their early tools. Yours looks exactly like mine. After WW2 they started using the diamond logo on virtually all of the drive tools.
-Don

Thanks for the quick smarts Don!

Offline bonneyman

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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 07:54:30 PM »
How's it work, wrenchfinder? If any grindiness at all just soak it in 50/50 ATF/acetone.
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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 09:39:52 PM »
How's it work, wrenchfinder? If any grindiness at all just soak it in 50/50 ATF/acetone.

The old owner used part of the side of the ratchet as a hammer and bent it slightly. Thanks for the advice! I will do that. It has a good click but binds up when it hits the bad side. I will not try to turn many fasteners lol

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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 07:39:33 AM »
I would be tempted to put that buggered edge in a vise and give it just a little squeeze to try and relieve it.
But I sometimes cause more problems than I solve.  So....
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Re: Could use some old 1930s SK ratchet help!
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
Maybe just a little hammer tap  :grin: