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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Big Greene Tweed sockets
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:58:22 AM »
The larger sizes of the Greene Tweed Favorite Reversible Ratchet wrenches took very large sockets. The two sockets below are 3 1/2 inches and 4 inches long. The ratchet opening for the sockets was 2 3/8 inches.  Together, the sockets weigh a little over 4 pounds! The sockets are sized using an old fashioned system in effect in effect between 1890 -1910. 

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Re: Big Greene Tweed sockets
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 12:26:45 PM »
Wow!!  What does the Ratchet look like?
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Re: Big Greene Tweed sockets
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:06:35 PM »
The No. 1  below is a small version of what the larger 4 and 5 ratchet handles look like. The socket opening is 1 3/4 inches in diameter for these 14 3/4 inch long No. 1 Greene Tweed ratchets.

I used to have all the ratchets, and other historic Greene, Tweed paraphernalia, but I sold most of it to Greene, Tweed when I retired from that Company
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Re: Big Greene Tweed sockets
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 02:29:55 PM »
The one I used to have, I sold to a current employee of that company.
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Re: Big Greene Tweed sockets
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 03:36:06 PM »
I have a small version. It is only 14 inch long and marked (NO. A) Wonder what the range of ratchets they made.
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Re: Big Greene Tweed sockets
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 04:37:49 PM »

Good find, I have never seen sockets..


Still, the visual that comes to mind with the title...

..Big ; Green Tweed ; Sockets...

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