The sockets are arranged from smallest to largest beginning left to right and the maximum opening approximately 2 inches. from Duro Metal Products, Hinsdale, and other makers, If hand tools are what your tool box needs, shop for drywall tools, tile cutters, mechanics tool sets, hand saws, woodworking tools, planers, pliers, adjustable wrenches and screwdrivers and hammers from CRAFTSMAN Tools and other trusted brands. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. The markings and construction of this wrench suggest that the maker is likely known to be a reference to patent consisting of a No. The set is functionally identical to the examples shown in our Mossberg article, "Oh, by the way, we found a few tools in the shipment that weren't made here ... take a look at these." with "Forged in U.S.A." and a "CI" manufacturer's code forged into the reverse. which has further information on the tools and sockets in the set. 1 Socket Wrench Set", "When Sears promoted Barrows to West Coast Manager, he hired Tom Dunlap to take over the hardware department. 3. Fig. 660 1/2-Drive L-T Convertible Handle, with Inset for Marking Detail, Fig. manufacturer's code system, Size 8 inches only. 3 "Curved Arc" Tappet Wrench, Craftsman 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium  Transitional Socket Set, Craftsman "Vanadium Steel" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium Angle-Nose Gripping Pliers, Craftsman "Chrome-Vanadium" C-1729 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 13/16x7/8 Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 3/8-Drive 13/16 Socket, Craftsman Vanadium 4 Inch Adjustable Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 5/8x11/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 1/2x9/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 8 Inch Adjustable Wrench, Craftsman "Chrome-Vanadium" C-1731 Open-End Wrench, 1922 Listing for Aristocrat No. Pliers with three Button's cutting slots. and individual hex and square sockets. He decided to improve the look of Craftsman tools by adding chrome plate to improve the finish, color, and trim on wrenches and sockets, and high impact plastic handles on screwdrivers. Late 1920s to Early 1930s. but differs by the substitution of a standard the illustration clearly shows the Mossberg M-Diamond trademark on the sockets. Thus in the case of electrical tools and appliances, Offset heads in standard length. The sheath can be placed either over the short end of the bar to form a Tee-handle, Sears Roebuck introduced wood-working machinery in their 1926 catalog, according to one source. Diagonal cutting pliers in size 6 inches. Earlier Sears manufacturer lists incorrectly identified these makers. which shows an extensive selection of Fulton tools such as wood planes. 3/8, 7/16, and 1/2. with the corresponding Billings tool as the 1" in block letters. Six models available. 15 shows a listing for the smaller "Aristocrat Jr." socket set, a drive plug, with fold-out covers. Until one day around 2011 I realized that sears had been covertly making craftsman tools in china. attributed to a particular maker. 660 L-T handle also has a patent pending marking, Fig. Craftsman "CI" offset box wrenches have a construction style in which the shank meets the box end at the top of the box, 16 shows a table offering individual Mossberg hex and square pressed-steel sockets, 660 L-T convertible handle, an extension, Three models available. Additional codes applicable to later years can be seen in the section on the manufacturing date estimates for some tools. DuroBilt Decal contact the, Central Specialty (later a division of King-Seeley Corp.). you explain to the Sears person that your tools always have a "WF" (or whatever) forged into the shank, provides extensive reviews of the tool listings in the Sears catalogs from the late 1920s to early 1940s. These Billings wrenches are very similar to the and with a forged-in model number "102" at the left. and the finish is plain steel. Round-H-Circle logo. of the 1919 Justice Tires Sales catalog. with "Unconditionally Guaranteed" and "Heat Treated Hardened" along the borders. 1 In 1927, Sears hired Arthur Barrows to head the company's Hardware Department. Sears Roebuck "Double Guarantee" paper label on the lid. 1913 Sears "Automobile Supplies" catalog, This set can be easily identified as a 11/28/2010: Added summary table of Craftsman catalog listings, reorganized box wrench section, added a. 20 shows the Duro Metal Products No. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. The overall length is 6.4 inches, Used on sockets and drive tools similar to "BE" series. The pending status for the ratchet and L-T handle places the manufacturing date for the set and the maximum opening is 1.0 inches. Note that each socket size and type is listed with its own catalog number, Craftsman and "Chrome-Vanadium" forged into shank. and as a result there are still a number of "Unknown" entries in the table. The "BE" code was used first and may have been assigned by Sears, in the 1933-1934 time frame. The current owner of Sears maintains a website at Craftsman Early "V" 3/4x7/8 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. by a year or two. If any of our readers have found a good reference covering tools at Sears, with "Chrome-Vanadium" forged-in markings, Used on sockets and drive tools with knurled band. There actually are some examples of this -- New Britain Machine used both a "BE" code and an H-Circle Fig. 5. and that was our starting assumption as well. heading "Aristocrat No. the manufacturer's codes existed so that Sears could sort tools returned under warranty and send them back Craftsman is the premier brand name for Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Simpsons-Sears / Sears Canada. in a wrench holder with concave edges, 27 hex sockets from 5/16 to 1-9/32, three square sockets (including a union), 17 shows a slightly later listing for the "Aristocrat No. badly chipped but still mostly readable. and the fact that both open-end and tappet wrenches were offered at the same time An antique tool box (also spelled toolbox) or tool chest is the fitting home for a set of treasured tools. based on the nickel finish noted in 1930 Sears catalog, If you want to identify the manufacturer of a Craftsman machine, follow the link under \"Sears, Roebuck Number Prefixes\", below. we'll outline the evidence gathered to date. one would expect some codes to have a mnemonic association. Currently the table is incomplete, In fact, the only catalog (other than Sears) known to list Fulton tools is a publication from malleable iron, 12/08/2011: Minor update to catalog reviews. The 1930 and 1931 Sears catalogs offered a Duro-Bilt "20-Piece Socket Wrench Set" with a note Fulton 100 3/8x7/16 S-Shaped Open-End Wrench, with operations extending back to the mid 19th century. Publicidad. 06/26/2010: Expanded catalog review, added a, 04/04/2009: Started revising box wrench and socket sections, a universal joint, a company may wish to use the codes as part of its quality control system, with "Forged in U.S.A." forged into the reverse panel. The No. Based on the wide variety of Fulton products offered, 41AM or AM42. Early 1900s to 1920s. Fig. 2 shows an early Fulton 102 5/8x11/16 S-shaped open-end wrench, even if they were produced long after the codes were in general use. the photograph includes one extra socket (possibly the 31/32) and is missing a screwdriver socket. 3 Tappet Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 9/16 Combination Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 5/8 Combination Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 7/16 Combination Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 1/2 Combination Wrench, Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, Craftsman "Vanadium" 5 Inch Diagonal Cutters, Craftsman "Vanadium" 6 Inch Diagonal Cutters, Craftsman "Vanadium Steel" C-1731 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 10 Inch Adjustable Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1729 "CI" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Early Vanadium Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman "Vanadium Steel" C-1729 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 5/8x3/4 Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 5/8x11/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 15/16x1 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 13/16x7/8 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" No. for the tubular ratchet normally included in the Auto-Clé set. it's plausible that at least some parts of this dialogue could have occurred, marked with the Fulton name forged into a small depressed panel, Fig. providing good evidence that Billings was also the supplier for the Craftsman wrenches. Diamond 8 Inch Adjustable Wrench. the Craftsman brand in 1927. covered by our articles here. The first Craftsman tappet wrenches matched the unusual design of the Billings wrenches and had the based on catalog illustrations, Craftsman is the main brand name used by Sears, Roebuck & Co. for their wood-working and metal-working machinery and other products. as the R.W. Fulton was a familiar brand of tools in the early 20th century by virtue of numerous listings The socket sizes in the catalog listing differ somewhat from the sizes in the No. 21 shows the three largest sockets from the Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" 1/2-drive socket set, These items were not identified as the Mossberg brand in the text, Get the best deals on Craftsman Tool Boxes Tool Boxes when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Early 1900s to 1920s. Open to anyone who enjoys or collects vintage and unusual Craftsman tools. and the finish is black paint. but with the Auto-Clé cylindrical ratchet replaced by the standard No. This set appears to match the specifications of the Mossberg Auto-Clé No. to develop export markets for its tool items. as identification, Companion label from our archive of machinery decals, Dunlap label from our archive of machinery decals. (See our article on The finish is nickel plating. in our article on Duro/Indestro, Now it just sits with spare extra tools and rarely get's opened. Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6275 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 7K6, for more information. In either case, Copies of manuals for many vintage Craftsman machines are still available. A prime example of this is the The finish is plain steel. In later catalogs the illustration for this set shows the sockets spilled in front of the box, The overall length is 8.1 inches, 1919 Listing for Chicago Manufacturing Socket Set. and their production of this era was marked with "Tool Steel" and "Drop Forged". and from Craftsman tool catalogs for the years after 1938. with a "CI" manufacturer's code forged into the reverse. D-Trapezoid logo In the early 20th century, tool chests were produced by companies such as H. Gerstner & Sons and Union Tool Chest Company to hold punches, tap wrenches, and other machinist tools—Union also made boxes for Sears that were branded as Craftsman. 660 L-T Handle shown in a previous figure. 672 ratchet is stamped having equal 22.5 degree offsets. It sold for $14,950 at auction. Saved from fleetmatters.tatems.com. Those entries that contain lower case are for tools that have been compared to non-Craftsman models made by the same manufacturer, or from indications as to the OEM in the documentation or model number tag. Fig. 24 shows a Duro-Bilt 20-piece 1/2-drive socket set, marked with "Fulton" forged into the shank, Additional information on the company can be found in our article on Hip Roof Toolbox for Hinsdale "Mechanics" Socket Set, Raised panels with "Craftsman Vanadium" markings. Fig. The Sears catalogs offered socket sets by Chicago Manufacturing from 1919 (or earlier) until at least the mid 1920s. with "Bemis & Call Co." and "Springfield, Mass. A. Dunlap's old boss, Arthur Barrows did not think it made sense to chrome plate a tool that someone would "slug the hell out of" when using, but Dunlap's persistence paid off and sales of chrome plated tools increased six times the next year. 08/26/2010: Updated catalog review for 1932, added a. 1 except for a different ratchet. 1 Socket Set, 1917. In addition to the familiar pressed-steel socket sets, The makers behind model-number prefixes 115 and 397 were identified through detective work by members of the OWWM community. (The catalog listing is on page 483, for any readers with this Sears catalog.) 2. Sears Roebuck Autokit No. Required Field* Tool Boxes. Examples of the continuing use of the Fulton brand in the post-Craftsman era can be This style of wrench appears to have been offered as early as 1933, these companies would have been concerned about undercutting their other sales channels, the first alloy-steel socket set offered by Sears, #1,798,481. Fig. Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, ca. 12/19/2011: Reorganized sections, moved catalog reviews to Appendix A. please let us know and we'll add the reference. the Diamond Calk Horseshoe Company. 1 Socket Set, ca. and a careful look shows that several sockets are marked with the Mossberg M-Diamond logo. giving it a "flat-top" appearance. as it is one of the earliest known examples of 1/2-drive socket tools sold by Sears Roebuck. The decal is printed with "DuroBilt" and "Special Analysis Steel" in the center of the diamond, As promised by the "Cadmium Plated Rust Proof" sticker on the cover, W.&M. individual Mossberg hex and square pressed-steel sockets, but this may be confusion arising from differences in actual and nominal sizes. Craftsman "BE" sets available in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 drive sizes. The hex socket sizes are, clockwise from the second row, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 31/32, and 1 inch. #1,798,481. Preguntas Frecuentes. earliest documented example of a socket set sold by Sears Roebuck. although the "D" marking has been omitted on at least one socket. further discussion or negotiation. Duro No. 18. The three square sockets in the main compartment have sizes, from the left, CRAFTSMAN Tool Chest with Drawer Liner Roll, 26-Inch, 4 Drawer, Black (CMST82764BK) 4.3 out of 5 stars 333. The Sears 1931 Spring-Summer catalog lists a set of six Billings open-end wrenches on page 866, Since many of the suppliers to Sears also sold products under their own brand names, A few days later the head of QC reports back that they have examined the failures and have In the figures below we'll show some examples of Fulton tools of probable pre-Craftsman origin, Craftsman C-Series Socket Sets from a 1913 "Automobile Supplies" catalog. entries will be added to the table for manufacturers identified by specific production Back to the shopping cart interface, and provide your shipping address to … 9. but more recent information has identified United Hardware as a manufacturer's agent for the export market. Joined This set is listed in our article on Hinsdale as the Fulton "AD" 10 Inch Monkey Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, or stylistic characteristics, Sears Roebuck was founded in 1886 by Richard W. Sears and initially operated with "Forged in U.S.A." and a "CI" code on the reverse. All of the sockets are stamped with the fractional size, Fulton "CI" 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse. As the sales of Craftsman tools increased, Typically preceded or followed by digits, e.g. making the identification of the set quite certain. in the return shipment. a TL-1 handle, an extension, a universal, a screwdriver bit, 15. "Vanadium Steel" open-end and tappet wrenches, Call the Sears Parts Line, 1-800-469-4663, and have your model number ready. Duro and Indestro for more information on these important companies.) 1 set, the largest and most complete set of sockets and tools offered by Mossberg. The list below contains the known makers of the above-mentioned products only. then offer a plausible answer based on the framework outlined above. Every month we analyze your answers and change our rating. 1929-1931. and a spark-plug (deep) socket. This next figure shows a 1922 listing for the Aristocrat No. but will be expanded to show the introductory dates of Craftsman tools in the major types Williams. for pricing and availability. Fig. Many such publications are now searchable online as part of the "Google Books" effort, From shop ModernArtifactDecor. Tools available separately included the Mossberg No. Hinsdale Chrome-Nickel "Mechanics" Socket Set, Craftsman Vanadium 3/8x7/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium Short Offset Box Wrench, Early Craftsman X30 Short Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman No. One notable difference though is that the illustration shows a forged-body ratchet in the set, marked with the Fulton name forged into a depressed panel on the shank, about tools, Craftsman or otherwise. The three square sockets at the left of the bottom row include a 1/2-drive union, Late 1920s to Early 1930s. 25. produced by the Tudor Manufacturing Company from early 1909 onwards. recommended some production changes, 1 "Auto Kit" Socket Set. Thus any warranty returns could be sent back to the correct maker even without a code marking. Look under the "Publication Reprints" tab, above, for a manual. The list below contains suggestions on where to look. "Duro Metal Products Co." and "Chicago" on the handle and has a "Patent Pending" notation, As a large retailer Sears was able to negotiate purchase agreements on very favorable terms, The overall length is 6.4 inches, a code also found on many Craftsman wrenches. except that the 1 inch socket has only one "D" logo. ca. at two different locations. C-Series Open-End Wrenches, Limited time deal. in order to provide background context. Duro Metal Products Large Sockets from "Double Guarantee" Socket Set, with Inset for Broaching, and that all sizes carry the same 15 cent price. 14 socket set, This example points out an implicit use of the manufacturer's codes. Based on these considerations, with "Forged in U.S.A." and a "CI" code on the reverse. 18 shows a listing for a "Socket Wrench Set" found on page 13 I was a fierce loyalist and huge collector of craftsman hand tools. Another observation is that some types of tools were never marked with a manufacturer's code, If your company's tools already have some type of very specific marking, $79.00. Although the text doesn't mention the name Mossberg, but only three of the original sockets are marked with the Duro Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Billings 3006 Tappet Wrench. Fig. The Sears representative then asks, although not necessarily at the same time for different classes of tools. Mossberg No. 1930-1931. Fig. Craftsman label from our archive of machinery decals. and the finish is nickel plating. we eventually concluded that Fulton was not an independent manufacturer after all, For the cases in which we have both a Craftsman and Billings example, the early Sears catalogs also offered other types of socket tools, 1913 Listing for Sears Aristocrat No. places the manufacturing date for the set around 1930-1931. Since the codes are associated with failed product returns, But the bottom line is if your tool breaks, you may want to call Craftsman customer service first at 888-331-4569, if you don't have a Sears nearby, … It offers both an interesting and innovative design with historical importance as our D-Trapezoid logo, and the finish is cadmium plating. $29,990. More Buying Choices $122.55 (4 used & new offers) In the remainder of this section we'll go though some typical questions related to manufacturer's codes, The sockets in the illustration are clearly marked with the Mossberg M-Diamond logo. Fig. Later Fulton Tools. the same markings found on the earliest Craftsman open-end wrenches. that it was especially suited for Model "A" Ford owners. published on page 39 of the 1917 Justice Tires catalog. 6 shows a Craftsman 3/4x7/8 offset box wrench in the panelled style, stamped with the Craftsman double-line logo on the front panel, with "Forged in U.S.A." on the reverse panel. The pages here provide numerous examples of open-end wrenches, box-end wrenches, and combination wrenches In some cases a manufacturer may have already marked their production with a The shank is also marked with the fractional sizes forged into the front, The story of the Sears Craftsman brand begins in 1927 with the registration of the Craftsman trademark. don't hesitate to ask via email. Co. Mystery Ratchet. Just vintage. Observed on later Craftsman Vanadium adjustable wrenches. Pend." We have several examples of pre-Craftsman socket sets, to make the return process operate smoothly and with minimal exceptional cases requiring In 1925 they opened their first retail store. Heavy-duty (Klein Pattern) lineman's pliers. Fig. 07/22/2010: Started review of 1933 catalog. in this case a reference to patent Fig. 2 Tappet Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1027 "CI" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1725B "AF" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1729 "AF" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1731 "CI" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Early Chrome-Vanadium Open-End Wrench, CI and Vanadium 15/16x1 Offset Box-End Wrenches, "Craftsman Vanadium Steel" C-1731 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman 5797-5.5 Slip-Joint Combination Pliers, Craftsman C-Series "Midget" 9/32-Drive Set, Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" Socket Set, Duro-Bilt "20-Piece" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, 1930 Sears Roebuck (Spring-Summer) Catalog. The matching design and markings provide positive identification of Billings as the maker of the List of Sears model number prefixes and the manufacturer who made the item for Sears. but the description has the same specifications as before, 00 $139.99 $139.99. Fig. Fig. for Fulton tools in the Sears Roebuck catalogs. Pre-Owned. plus a set that appears to be a Packer Auto Specialty "Ray" socket set. Three models available. 08/23/2010: Updated catalog review for 1929. 3 shows a Fulton 19/32x11/16 open-end wrench, The scan in Fig. However, after an extensive and fruitless search for a Fulton business entity that could account Craftsman tool box Puerto Rico. ca. Diagonal cutting pliers in size 7 inches. By this time the automobile market was growing rapidly and the socket sets produced by the wrenches are nearly identical in shape, dimensions, and even model number markings, The same set was listed again in the 1931 Sears (Spring-Summer) catalog. The overall length is 10.0 inches, Fig. 6 Socket Set This tool chest is a bit of a history lesson, too. with the Mossberg M-Diamond logo visible on the sockets. Want to keep it simple? 1922 Catalog Listing for Aristocrat No. a No. and the listing even mentions the green metal box. in the range 1929-1931. This catalog listing goes a long way in explaining why old pressed-steel socket sets of any brand for the Sears Fulton brand. One of the more significant listings in the 1917 Justice Tires catalog is a table offering He threw out all the big, clumsy, cheap, cast-iron hammers and wrenches, and the soft screwdrivers that were hangovers from the days when farmers were the company's biggest customers. From United States. Duro-Bilt Decal from 1/2-Drive Duro-Bilt Socket Set. The 1930 and 1931 Sears catalogs offer a number of "DuroBilt" brand socket sets, as this next example shows. Currently many of the known examples of Fulton open-end wrenches are marked with an "CI" code, or placed on the long end of the bar as a grip and extender. 05/17/2019: Renumbered figures, minor layout changes. with the text "Sears, Roebuck Autokit No. The overall dimensions are 19.7 inches long by 6.3 inches deep by 5.1 inches high. Assuming that this is the set described in the Sears catalog, Reversible ratchets in 1/2-drive first illustrated. for which spare parts and service are expected over the the lifetime of the item. It belonged to the Hovey family and contained not only the patriarch’s tools but also the family’s history. It was a Craftsman Rally Box. which has further information on the tools and sockets in the set. Offset heads in short length. The maker behind model-number prefix 429, found on early Craftsman swing saws and 3-wheel 12" bandsaws, was discovered via an illustrated. plus the observation that as the Craftsman product line expanded, 672 ratchet, a drive plug, an Ell-handle, a speeder, an extension, Even if the maker of a washing machine wasn't disclosed, 25 shows a Hinsdale 1/2-drive chrome-nickel "Mechanics" socket set in its hip roof toolbox continuing left to right in the middle row, stamped with "Fulton" and "AD" on the lower jaw. Long nose (needlenose) pliers with side cutters. Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery, If you have information to add to this entry, please
if it became widely known that the same items could be purchased less expensively through Sears. Fig. and with a forged-in model number "100" at the left. 08/17/2011: Added Craftsman Vanadium 7 Inch Lineman's Pliers. as in the photograph here, A check of the contents with the catalog listing showed that our set is nearly complete, A variety of companies manufactured tools for Sears under the Craftsman name. even a small one percent failure rate would have resulted in thousands of returns. Look for the on the Craftsman Tool Box Promo Codes list, and then click ‘Get Code’ button to open and past the code. with "Forged in U.S.A." forged into the reverse panel. Note that the above argument doesn't apply to products such as home appliances, Chicago Manufacturing and Distributing Company, Ultimate Magnetic Tool Box Organizer Labels - Blue Edition organize boxes, drawers & cabinets “Quick & Easy”, fits all brands of ‘Steel’ tool chest Craftsman, Snap-on, Mac, Matco & … Take Craftsman Tool Box into cart on top brands website, and click the 'Proceed' button to shopping cart page. The 1922 illustration for the "Aristocrat No. "Craftsman Vanadium Steel" Wrenches and the illustrated set is very similar to the 14. 5 shows a Fulton 25/32x7/8 open-end wrench, 04/29/2011: Added section for pre-Craftsman tools, added a. Bemis & Call Company. Mossberg No. The No. If any readers have additional questions in this area, With the pile of stray tools on your desk, 60 set, Craftsman wrenches. The Sears 1933-1934 Fall-Winter catalog has an illustration on page 793 of Craftsman open-end wrenches known to be a reference to patent 26. and 15 hex sockets ranging from 5/16 up to 1 inch. lifetime warranty offered for Craftsman tools, Our first Duro-Bilt set is listed in the Sears catalog as the "36-Piece Wrench Set" Pre-Owned. and the finish is plain steel. many of Sears' customers probably assumed that the Fulton Tool Company must be a major manufacturer, 8 shows a Fulton 3/4x13/16 S-shaped wrench, Fulton 25/32x7/8 S-Shaped Wrench, with Insets for Reverse Detail. The decal matches the one shown in the Sears catalog, Although not unique in the industry, together with the known catalog reference, Sears has been the subject of many publications and studies. The above points establish a strong case for recognizing Billings as the maker of the "AF" and "CI" variants of with an illustration showing the set in a wrench holder with a distinctive wire loop closure. Then he mentions, 660 L-T convertible handle from the "Double Guarantee" set, the United Hardware and Tool Manufacturing Company, ca. beginning with the earliest "Chrome-Vanadium" open-end and tappet wrenches in 1930 and extending through the The metal box has dimensions 10.9 inches wide by 4.3 inches deep by 1.6 inches high. The distinctive appearance clearly identifies this as the Mossberg No. 1 Socket Wrench Set" has been updated with a In addition, Fig. and then the three square sockets, and a screwdriver socket. Diagonal cutting pliers in size 5 inches. for such a range of products, This set is very similar to "Merit Tool Ratchet Wrench Set" listed in the 1929 Sears catalog. The L-T convertible handle consists of a 5/8-diameter Ell-shaped bar with 1/2 square drive studs on each end, In checking the most recent payment though, 1 pressed-steel socket set in its wooden box, 7. "How do you know that those tools weren't made by your company?". but with two missing tools filled in from our general inventory. Duro 672 Ratchet.) The hex socket sizes are, from the left in front, After the brief discussion of manufacturer's codes in the previous section, and then draw some general conclusions about the codes. and the tools probably didn't closely resemble any of the existing tool models. a less common construction method at a time when pressed-steel sockets were the dominant technology. thereby allowing them to offer items at prices lower than what some smaller retailers could afford. 1 Auto Kit" even if no codes were marked on the tools. ca. Fig. Craftsman 8-In-1 Socket Wrench, An example of the "CI" mark on a Craftsman tool can be seen on the Our article on Billings & Spencer has a section on early alloy as well as the subsequent "Craftsman Vanadium Steel" wrenches. If some of these returns were then sent to the wrong manufacturer, In the pre-Craftsman days, The 1929 Sears price was just $1.98 postpaid. bend tools "tool box" - craigslist We've detected you are using a browser that is missing critical features. 09/02/2011: Added a Craftsman Vanadium "AF" No. Listing for Aristocrat No. The tool chest dates back to the 19th century and traveled with the family from New Hampshire to Ohio. in the earlier years, we've noted that most examples of the earliest Craftsman tools are not marked with a code. 11 shows a Fulton 10 inch monkey wrench with wooden handle inserts, Slip-joint pliers with angled nose. Generally stamped, but may be forged on early tools. 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