Old Snap-on tools..

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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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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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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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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.
Butch
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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can you guess whats in the bottle , ill give a clue it weighs about 2lbs .










my old tool box that i now use for home tools .



made in canada , i don't see that very often . its a 3/4" drive .



all canadian , and older then me at least .



I have a lot more old snap-on stuff kicking around but its -20 out and i was done searching .
 
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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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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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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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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.



:beer:
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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