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Offline OilyRascal

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Thorsen tools collection
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:53:15 PM »
Thorsen 77JC 3/8" drive ratchets - all unique in their own way.

1) marked "-7 Thorsen USA 77JC"
2) marked "Thorsen 77JC MFD USA", with MFD over USA
3) marked "-6 Thorsen USA 77JC"
4) marked "Thorsen 77JC MFG USA" on the selector switch not the shank
5) marked "Thorsen 77JC MFG USA", with MFD over USA - but with differences in the selector from #2
6) marked "-6 Thorsen USA 77JC" - but with differences in the selector switch from #3

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 03:58:35 PM »
Thorsen 3/8" drive ratchets in 77J form

1) marked "Thorsen USA 77J"
2) marked "Thorsen MFD. USA. 77J5", with MFD. over USA.
3) marked "Thorsen MFD USA 77J4", with MFD over USA
4) marked "Thorsen MFD USA 77J", with MFD over USA
5) marked "Thorsen 77J-2"
6) marked "Thorsen 77J-3"

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 04:04:22 PM »
Thorsen 1/2" drive ratchets

1) marked "Thorsen 77NR MFD. USA.", with MFD over USA
2) marked "Thorsen USA 77C Pat. Pend." - with markings on the selector switch
3) marked "Action MFD USA 77A" with MFD over USA and markings on the shank versus selector switch
4) marked "-Thorsen -77-MFD USA" with MFD over USA
5) marked "Thorsen 77 MFD USA" with MFD over USA

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 04:08:14 PM »
Thorsen 1/4" drive ratchets:

1) marked "Thorsen 77MC MFD USA" with MFD over USA - markings on the top side, or selector switch side of shank
2) marked "Thorsen 77MC USA" on the drive side of shank
3) marked "Thorsen 77MC MFD USA" with MFD over USA - but different from #1 in selector switch AND length
4) marked "Thorsen 77M"
5) marked "Thorsen 77M", but different from #4 in length

« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 07:23:00 PM by OilyRascal »
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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 04:11:40 PM »
I have two Thorsen rats. A 3/8" I paid a $1 for in 1982, and a 1/4" that papaw gave me. They are in my personal truck tool box. I've heard they are the AK-47's of the ratchet world, and I believe it!
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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 04:12:05 PM »
ratchets marked with 77JA

1) marked "Thorsen 77JA" - 9/16" 12-point drive
2) marked "Action 77JA MFD USA" - with MFD over USA
3) marked "Action 77JA MFD USA" - with MFD over USA - but different from #1 in script

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 04:18:44 PM »
Break-overs:

1) 1/2" drive - 16" length - marked "Thorsen 16"
2) 1/2" drive - 10" length - marked "Thorsen 15 MFD USA" with MFD over USA
3) 3/8" drive - 7.5" length - marked "Thorsen USA 12J"
4) 3/8" drive - 7.5" length - marked "Thorsen 12J"
5) 3/8" drive - 7.5" length - marked "Thorsen 12J MFD USA" with MFD over USA
6) 1/4" drive - 5.75" length - marked "Thorsen 18M"
7) 1/4" drive - 5.50" length - marked "Thorsen 18M", but with difference from #6 in script, length, and knurling

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 04:47:05 PM »
Sets in boxes:

1)  Plastic case marked "Action", but with Thorsen marked tools with the exception of the extension (marked Action).  A 3/8" drive set in metric.



2)  Plastic case marked "Action", but with Thorsen marked tools with the exception of the extension (marked Action).  A 3/8" drive set in SAE



3) Thorsen Set No. 1438 - 3/8" AND 1/4" drive set in metal box



4) Thorsen Set No. 3810 - 3/8" drive set in metal box



5) Thorsen unknown set no. 1/4" drive set - likely incomplete/inaccurate for box.



6) Thorsen Set No. 3809DP  3/8" drive deep socket set in metal box



7) Thorsen unknown set number - 3/8" drive deep socket set in metal box - likely original sockets to set


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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 05:34:01 PM »
Great collection O.R.
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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 06:11:23 PM »
3/8" and 1/4" drive extensions

1) 3/8" drive 10" long - marked "Thorsen 57J"
2) 3/8" drive 10.5" long - marked "Thorsen 57J MFD USA" with MFD over USA
3) 3/8" drive 10" long - marked "Thorsen 57J", difference in square drive socket end from #1
4) 3/8" drive 4.75 long - marked "=Action MFD USA 57JA=" with "MFD USA" under "Action"
5) 3/8" drive 5" long - marked "Tatools" 51153
6) 3/8" drive 4.75 long - marked "=Action MFD USA 57JA=" with "MFD USA" under "Action"
7) 3/8" drive 5" long - marked "=Thorsen MFD. USA. 53J=" with "MFD. USA." under "Thorsen"
8) 3/8" drive 4-7/8" long - marked "Thorsen 53J MFD USA" with MFD over USA
9) disregard in photo - not thorsen
10) 3/8" drive 2.5" long - marked "=Thorsen MFD USA 51J=" with "Thorsen" over "MFD USA"
11) 3/8" drive 2.5" long - marked "Thorsen 51J"
12) 1/4" drive 5-7/8" long - marked "Thorsen 53M"
13) 1/4" drive 1-7/8" long - marked "Thorsen 50M"


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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
1/2" drive extensions:

1) 10" long marked "Thorsen 57"
2) 10" long marked "Thorsen 57"
3) 9-7/8" long marked "=Thorsen MFD. USA. 57=" with "Thorsen" over "MFD. USA."
4) 10" long marked "Thorsen 57"
5) 10-1/4" long marked "Thorsen 57"
6) 10" long marked "Thorsen 57"
7) 2-1/4" long marked "=Thorsen MFD. USA. 51=" with "Thorsen" over "MFD. USA."
8) 2-3/8" long marked "=Thorsen MFD. USA. 51=" with "Thorsen" over "MFD. USA."

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 06:25:54 PM »
Drivers:

1) 8-3/4" long slotted marked "Thorsen 066 USA"
2) 9" long slotted marked "Thorsen 066 USA"
3) 7-3/8" long phillips marked "Thorsen 024P USA"
4) 6" long phillips with markings gone
5) 6" long phillips with markings "Thorsen 013P USA"
6) 3" long slotted with markings "Thorsen 081"
7) 3-/14" long phillips with markings "Thorsen 021P"
8) 6" long 1/4" drive driver marked "Thorsen 80M USA"
9) 5-3/4" long 1/4" drive marked "Thorsen 80M MFD USA" with MFD over USA
10) 6" long 1/4" drive marked "Action 80MA MFD. USA." - NOT "mfd" over "usa" as normal with Thorsen
11) 5-3/4" long 1/4" drive marked "tatools 5018U"
12) 5-3/4" long 1/4" drive marked "Thorsen MFD USA 80M" with MFD over USA"
5) 6" long ICE PICK with markings "Thorsen 013P USA" - it is a ground down phillips

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 07:00:25 PM »
Have you been able to decipher the meaning of any of it? The -2 or -3 for example? And, what's the deal with the 9/16 one? Does the socket come off of it?

I have not made anything of the meaning.  The 9/16" is a fixed socket.


Great collection O.R.

Thanks!  Many of the tools have come from members of this forum.  Believe it or not, I have a record of where each came from - so that when they're placed on the board the contributor may be noted.

Wow, your collection is coming along very nicely. I was just thinking about all the Indestro variations in another thread. It may be a toss up as to whether Thorsen has more. They were pretty sure about that 77 though. Almost everything needs a 77 in it :) !!

Thanks, Kit!  As you know many of these fine tools came via you.  Yes, you now have me thinking on those Indestro ratchets.  I will venture a guess there is more to the "77" than just it's common use.  Why is this company so dang hard to research?
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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 07:31:12 PM »
Great collection, thanks for sharing!

Have a JCPenney 1/2" drive set, I think it is Thorsen sourced.

Will dig it out, would be fun to verify.

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Re: Thorsen tools collection
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 07:46:02 PM »
Universal swivel extensions, from the top:

1) 3/8" drive marked "=Thorsen MFD. USA. 33=" with "Thorsen" over "MFD. USA."
2) 3/8" drive marked "Thorsen 33J"
3) 3/8" drive marked "Thorsen 33J" with difference in script from #2
4) 1/2" drive marked "Thorsen 33"
5) 1/2" drive marked "Thorsen MFD. USA 33" with "Thorsen" over "MFD. USA."
6) 1/2" drive marked "=Thorsen MFD USA. 33=" with "Thorsen" over MFD. USA.
7) 1/2" drive marked "Action MFD USA 33A" with "Action" over "MFD USA"
8) 1/2" drive marked "Thorsen 33"
9) 1/2" drive marked "Thorsen 33 MFD USA" with MFD over USA

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