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Offline coolford

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5/16"drive socket set?
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:44:46 PM »
This socket set was included as a gift in an e-bay purchase.  I thought it was 9/32" drive, but the extension and sliding bar both fit into a 5/16" square socket.  I'm not aware of 5/16" drive.  The set includes a double male extension, a sliding bar with slide containing both a male and female and 5 sockets one of which is 15/32".  The box is painted OD.  No markings anywhere.

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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 06:37:35 PM »
Not that it means anything in this instance but Stevens Walden are the only ones I can think of at the moment that made a box hinged on the short side similar to yours but that where the similarities seem to end.
Any chance of seeing the socket profile. It may help with id.

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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 05:20:44 PM »
Here is a sample of the sockets.  In the first picture, the socket on the extreme right is the socket from my collection that the drive fits, it is 15/16"  Just as I have never seen a 15/16" drive, I have never seen a sliding bar with male and female on opposite sides.  Always a first time.

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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 09:51:33 PM »
I haven’t seen that odd drive size but the sockets look like early Indestro. The second set is Wards Riverside made by Duro/Indestro. The box is hinged on the end.
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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 08:17:59 AM »
Bud Bolt's tool museum at Oroville, CA ( https://www.boltsantiquetools.com/ ).   has a display board with a whole range of drive sizes & most of them have at least one maker identified.  I don't find a direct link to it on the top level of the site.  Time to go to church & after that 8 hrs of work time,

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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 08:41:45 AM »
I was recently on Alloy Artifacts looking at Hinsdale and they made a 5/16" socket set that was not marked, but it is not a match.

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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »
I'm pretty sure that the sliding T-bar is a Waldon, and those sockets Might be early Husky. Both were also makers of 5/16 drive tools.
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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 07:01:30 PM »
I saw this picture of an early Indestro 1/2” drive sliding Tee on Alloy Artifacts and these are my unmarked 1/4” drive Indestro made sockets. I’m sticking with the 5/16” drive sockets being made by them.
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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 09:39:39 AM »
I see the resemblance now Don. Indestro it is.
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Re: 5/16"drive socket set?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 01:53:51 PM »
I also now agree, although I have three old Indestro set and none match.  The sockets in this set do match the Indestro  shown by Don.