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Re: 2017 flea

Postby lt.luke » Fri May 19, 2017 9:05 pm

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby gpw_42 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:07 pm

maddawg308 wrote:You guys aren't helping my addiction! I just went through all the pages of stuff you guys have saved, and now I have the bug to hit the flea market this weekend and see if I can save any WWII-era tools to build a GMTK of my own!

So, off to the flea market to try finding some historical gold!


Best of luck hunting one down, maddawg! Be forewarned, there's a TON to learn, and it's SOOOO easy to misstep when things are cheap...it's addictive, for sure, but well worth the time invested to research before starting "did I get it right?"...seems if I'm doing 50/50, I'm happy.

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby mudbox » Sun May 28, 2017 5:19 pm

Slow day at the flea with not too many vendors. I ended up digging through some 5 gallon buckets of sockets and other drive tools to come away with most of what I brought home. I really dislike digging through buckets full of sockets... at least separate them by drive size people! :roll:

Anyway, a bunch of Plomb; sockets, 1/2" extension, 3/8" extension, and 3/4" drive sliding T (massive!)

1/2" drive regular sockets are a mix of brands, Williams, D-I, Walden, Bonney, Herbrand, Craftsman BE

Wartime Bonney offset DBE 3/4" and 5/8" T dated.

Deep sockets are a mix as well, SELECT STEEL (never seen them outside of wrenches before); Duro Chrome, D-I, Walden

Bonney universal, OTC extension

3/8" Husky sockets, 1/4" Cornwell sliding T, RTEC socket!, Plomb WF

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby d42jeep » Sun May 28, 2017 9:01 pm

Even though that is a great haul, I can't believe that you didn't mention the size of the ultra rare 1-1/16" D-I socket. Those things are like hens teeth! Great find! :shock:
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Re: 2017 flea

Postby frenchman » Sun May 28, 2017 9:48 pm

hello
if the DI 1 1/16 is for sale I like to buy it if all possible
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Re: 2017 flea

Postby mudbox » Mon May 29, 2017 7:21 am

d42jeep wrote:Even though that is a great haul, I can't believe that you didn't mention the size of the ultra rare 1-1/16" D-I socket. Those things are like hens teeth! Great find! :shock:

I know! First one I've found in the wild. :D

frenchman wrote:hello
if the DI 1 1/16 is for sale I like to buy it if all possible
thank you

I suppose so. Are you missing any other sizes?
Shipping would likely make it more expensive than it's worth, but I'm willing if you are.

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby frenchman » Mon May 29, 2017 4:02 pm

hi jay
PM sent thank you
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Re: 2017 flea

Postby mudbox » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:43 am

Too busy to go to the flea this weekend... but I told the wife I was going to 'run out for coffee' :lol: :lol:
Came back with a few extra passengers. :?

Hamilton marked M5 chest
Palmer TL-13A pliers
Lectrolite short DBE in 5/8" x 3/4"
Funky offset Vlchek wrench marked "VLCHEK" Cleaveland 56. Anyone know what this was for?

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby Wingnutt » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:43 am

That's a nice score on the M-5 chest. They even painted the leather handle! :D
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Re: 2017 flea

Postby mudbox » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Wingnutt wrote:That's a nice score on the M-5 chest. They even painted the leather handle! :D

Thanks Greg. This makes the second one I've picked up, but for $5, I couldn't leave it behind. Pity about the paint on the handle, but at least the leather handle is still in good shape.

Small take of wartime tools from this weekend.

Stanley #3 Philips
<H> NonTwist 5-1/2" cabinet tip
5/8 & 3/4" short offset DBE Jos Shaw Co
7/16 & 3/8" short offset Chrome Alloy # 19723. Don't know who made this one, but looks Williams to me with the round shank.
Duro-Indestro side cutters. Don't know the vintage, and probably post war, but neat...
Myriad of sockets includes Plomb and WF varieties, Craftsman BE, Wright, and wartime looking Thorsen
Billings M-1725 DOE.

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Re: 2017 flea

Postby Wingnutt » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:45 pm

Despite the heavy implication of the meaning of the "-D-I-" marking, I think that's the first time I have ever seen the full term "DURO-INDESTRO" on anything, including literature (catalogs or ads, etc). Remarkable that it turns up embossed on a tool.
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Re: 2017 flea

Postby mudbox » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 am

I think I read somewhere that the co-branding was happening somewhere towards the end for Duro Metal Products.
This is from Alloy Artifacts:

'Duro and Indestro continued to prosper during the 1940s and '50s, but by the 1960s appeared to be losing ground to other competitors. Sometime during the '60s the Indestro operations were formally merged into Duro Metal Products, and the tools began appearing with dual brands "Duro-Indestro". The tool lines were "harmonized", which unfortunately meant that some of the special higher-end features of the Duro-Chrome tools were dropped. The company continued operating through the 1970s and 1980s, and was finally closed in 1990.'

So, probably 60's or newer.
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