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Offline hottractorman

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Tool Display
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:21:04 PM »
This is my cart I take to display my tools at shows.

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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 03:31:55 PM »
Here's a few of my extra Plvmb tools I have for sale.


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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 03:36:18 PM »
From my collection:  2 old rachets that are not reversable.  You slide the fitting through.




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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 03:39:17 PM »
More of my PLVMB collection:








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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 03:50:20 PM »
These are the only tools that actually spell PLUMB instead of the PLVMB.  They were made in LA.




These PLVMB have "WF" which I'm told were made for Wright Field Air Base in Ohio.
Does anyone know if this is true?



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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 03:58:47 PM »
Very Nice Plombs!

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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 06:13:06 PM »
Very nice way to display the tools!
Those Plombs from L A say PLOMB, not Plumb.


Yes, Wright Field. It was a supply center for the war effort.
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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 02:59:19 AM »
Great photos, those peebles are sweet.
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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 03:05:46 AM »
WOW!!!
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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 05:31:13 AM »
Nice display cart, like the fact its on wheels.

The slide through ratetchets are very nice as well.
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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 09:57:19 AM »
nice collection.  How did you make the cart?

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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 06:52:23 PM »
Hi. The cart was built with a frame from 2 by 4 inch wood and covered with white peg board and the tools fasten with electrican ty - raps. The rear wheels are Chevy Cavalier Hubs and Spair tires, and the front I bought at Harbor Freight , A dolly that you hook in the the tounge to move a trailer. I think it probaly weighs close to 800 pounds.As you can see I pull it into the trailer. Elwood

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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 07:42:30 PM »
I am no expert on Plomb tools, but I also read somewhere online that in some guy's opinion, WF stood for "War Finish," and he argued that you don't see any nickel or chrome plated Plomb tools with that "WF" code on them, to make his point.

Again, I am not a Plomb expert, and don't know.

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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 08:15:43 PM »
War Finish and Wright Field are not the same. War Finish refers to the finish used in wartime due to shortages of materials that were dedicated to wartime production for the military.

For a more complete explanation, see what The Plomb Tools website says-
http://bthomas2.web.officelive.com/WarFinishWF.aspx

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Restrictions were imposed on all manufacturing for the civilian market in order that sufficient amounts of critical materials were continually available to meet the requirements of the war effort. With this in mind it is then reasonable to assume that the "War Finish" imprinted on civilian tools indicate that these tools did not necessarily meet the material standards set by the company during peacetime, when there was access to bountiful supplies.  If the words “War Finish” were just related to the texture and appearance of the exterior, the stamping would be redundant, and not worth the added expense.

 
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Re: Tool Display
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 11:07:21 AM »
I love the papertowel holder on the end of your tool cart.  I need to find me a big old set of ice tongs to hang up my paper towel with!!
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