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Offline skipskip

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part of a tap n die set
« on: October 15, 2020, 09:48:42 PM »
nice box, nicely made dies, and some taps

made by Wells Bros , Greenfield Mass

dont see a spot for the tools you need to turn them , perhaps came in another box?

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Re: part of a tap n die set
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 07:58:14 AM »
There is a Wells catalog from 1889 on archive.orgabout 13mb  file size. I downloaded a copy a year or so ago.
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Re: part of a tap n die set
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 01:32:02 PM »
I have the Little Giant T&D set No. 1.
Has five of each--1/4" through 1/2"--even has the gadget to use with a woodworker's brace.  I'm guessing it is not practical for two reasons: Other sets do not offer it, and the Japanning is near perfect.

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Re: part of a tap n die set
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 04:37:30 PM »
Hello, Skip. I looked through quite a few catalogs, but could not find that configuration. Does the back groove, closest to the hinges have a divider? I'm thinking this would hold 10 taps, and 10 dies? Die stock sold separately? What diameter are the dies?  Maybe a special order set for a specific job or machine?
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