Old Snap-on tools..

Discussion in 'Tools and Fabrication' started by beaufort-fj60, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. beaufort-fj60

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    Anyone collect old tools? I picked up the antique vacuum gauge the other day. I'm not sure how old it is but the directions were typed. I'm guessing 1940s?
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    i love old tools. that's awesome you got the manual with it.
     
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    Old tools are very cool. They just don't make them like they used to. That manual is likely worth more than the gauge - very cool together.
     
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    I have a gauge like that. Not as clean though.
     
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    got plenty of stuff like that . will try and get some pictures .
     
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    I have been bringing back to full service a 1929',Southbend lathe. I use it for projects,and hopefully a little side cash.:D
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  7. beaufort-fj60

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    nice lathe... there was an old mud member that rebuilds old equipment. I think it was "honk"
     
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    On Snap on metal tools the logo has changed over the years, my dealer can tell by these changes the era the tool was made, since I have my Dad's tools (he started wrenching in the 50's) I have quite a few real oldies, still use them.
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    If you talk to a Snap-on dealer, they have a code chart that corresponds with a year marking on tool itself. I've got a 1/2" breaker bar from 1941 given to me by my grandpa, still use it on an almost daily basis.
     
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    cool, but where is that number on the tool?.. the only odd number out is way down on interior bottom. It says "U.S. Gauge 8978" it looks like the 1927-1930 font
     
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    my old tool box that i now use for home tools .
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    made in canada , i don't see that very often . its a 3/4" drive .

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    all canadian , and older then me at least .

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    I have a lot more old snap-on stuff kicking around but its -20 out and i was done searching .
     
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    What's funny is this is obviously your own website, which is a cool one by the way, yet you spell the site wrong and post a bad link.:hillbilly:

    www.collectingsnapon.com
     
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    I love this old set of screwdrivers, so much so that I refuse actually to use them. Just open the box every once in a while and look at them.:D

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    How old are those, Joe?
     
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    Those screwdrivers are nice, but not that old....



    They are the four-sided handle and are a brushed finish.


    Earlier handles were smooth in that shape.



    Previous to that style handle, they were three-sided, and smooth.



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    You know they are somewhat old if they hardly come with any Philips heads. :lol:

    It's very similar to the design they use now, isn't it?
     
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    I was always curious as well. Looking at that guy frankmurch's website it says 1962-1970.
    Sound about right Poser?
     
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