Thanks for posting this stuff. Confirms my general hunch, aided also by mud's input.d42jeep wrote: I have a 1/4" drive Craftsman =V= u-joint and am posting a postwar Thorsen listing of a 1/4" drive set with a u-joint.
Thanks, Don! As you know, I love the fall and winter flea market seasons! And if the temp keeps dropping, I'll have to switch my reporting over to my 'Frozen Flea Market Finds'!
I could count the vendors at my flea market on this chilly 26* F morning on two hands, but I did pretty good again today!
The DUNLAP socket set box (yours for postage if you need it!) was hiding some gems, which are NOT INCLUDED IN MY OFFER!
Mix of 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch drive pieces, mainly Plomb or Plomb WF, some Snap-On, Hinsdale, Bonney and Duro-Chrome. All wartime or immediate post-war. That spinner, a New Britain-made SPARTA, is the most modern thing in the box. Most of it, regardless of brand, was painted red at some point. I’ve found Signal Corps sets like that from the early 50s, but I suspect this was a civilian set someone put together from a Plomb set, filled it in with other pieces, painted everything proprietary red, and stuck it in a DUNLAP box.
The waterpump pliers are J.P. Danielson. Can't make out the date yet.
The Diamalloy is wartime (no horseshoe logo) with a 9/16” 12-point box end hanging hole. Second one in as many days.
Sockets are wartime Crafty BE, post-war Crafty (U), THORSEN, Cornwell, and Duro-Chrome. The uni is also Duro (early or pre-war).
That little ratcheting DBE is probably the smallest I have ever seen – a DUNLAP 5/16 x 1/4.
I’ll post close-ups later.