Snap on F720 3/8 drive. Canada Version.. . Date code 1959. 20 tooth. The dust cover says Canada, very few still left. Not sure how long this cover was made.
Snap on PF70N 3/8 drive with flat selector which uses a screw to hold the selector switch. . Date code 1937. The PF70N Shows up in the 37 industrial cat. Does not have the Snap on name. Only model number and date code.
A PF70A ratchet. 3/8 drive. Date code 1936. As a P stamped in front of the F. (there are other models like this also). The Only difference in this and a F70A is the detent ball has been replaced with a pin. Has the large paw used in the later F70A. It is not listed in any cat, including the 38 supplemental.
Snap on KFM-70 industrial 3/8 in a 1/4 frame. Has a pin instead of a ball. 1966 Date code.
Snap on L72N with 5/8 drive plug. .
This rat is dated 1936. This rat also has the S spring. The diameter of the handle is 7/8.
The 1937 Supplemental Cat shows a 5/8 dr with the model number 74-N, but I am not sure if it was ever made as a 74N. I have a L72N with a 7/8 dr also.
The N6108. Probably a Lineman's ratchet, or Scaffold Ratchet. I do not know to much about this ratchet. It is almost like the B3408, but the handle is a little different. This one has a 58 code. the socket opening on the end of the rat is 7/8, this points more to a scaffold rat. This came with a regular detent ball to hold the socket. Not sure if it started that way. It is a special, not sure why. This one has had a hard life, lots of pitting. Hard to find.
coarse 18 tooth gear, Made by Wright Tool
This is the first we've seen in this style. It has the model number and a "14" stamped into the face plate.
Newer Herbrand Ratchet Image.
Early open gear P&C 1/2in drive ratchet. #6211. Plain finish, no plating. Possibly wartime or earlier. No circle (R).
Snap on No. 3700 ratchet branded TecoMaster. Head looks very much like the ParX and Blue Point ratchets. This is a quote out of the Snap on Tools Canadian History Book from the era of 1960s. "an opportunity was available to supply a line of Tecomaster Professional Tools to the T. Eaton Co. In an effort to protect the Dealer force a new design was developed both for the handles and the sockets. This filled a void, allowed the factory to maintain their work force and avoid servere production cutbacks. Eventually the economy of the country turned around and demand on Snap on tools increased. Some dealers were voicing resentment against this "second line" Eventually Eaton was told that we could not longer supply them and production was converted to Snap on Tools". Made in Canada. Has no date code. Very hard to find. Snap on made other rebranded rats also. Caterpillar, Schwinn.
Odd ball. Not sure if this was made with quick release. These show up mostly outside of the USA. Maybe made for student sales.
A odd ball. Made different. Has a inset on the top of the head were the gear shows. Inside is made a bit different. These show up mostly outside of the USA. Maybe made for student sales.
Marked Chrome Alloy with patent number 1981525, this SK made model number 4270 is Branded for TIGER TOOLS. Finish is chrome plated. Length is just over 10in.
the No N6571 special ratchet. Is a factory special made from a L715. . Has removable gears. This one has no date code.. Have no idea who it was made for. Snap on made lots specials for other users, a lot for the railroad. This one is quite odd, Has a 7/8 hex drive . Has a 32 tooth count. Probably made in the mid 60s
Chrome X Quality ratchet , a 1930's era Western Auto product.
Its features such as the hand grip, switch, and lock ring, would indicate it was made by Bog Mfg.
The ratchet is 1/4" drive on one side and 3/8" drive on the other side.
18 tooth count. 6" long
the No 8H8572 Caterpillar ratchet. Has a different handle than Snap on rats. . Has removable gears. This one has no date code. Snap on made lots of tools for Caterpillar. Neither the Snap on or Caterpillar name shows up on this rat. Has a 20 tooth count.
This ratchet is an older model 42470 Patent Pending.
The patent was applied for/granted in 1936/37.
50 tooth count.
The mechanism and direction switch are different from the common 42470.
The switch is also direction labeled R/L.
Snap On L-73 with Snap On factory modification
also stamped N-3325
Patent no. 1854513
1952 date code
The L-73 is normally a 1" drive ratchet head that attches to a round bar handle. This has no hole to attach to a handle.
Instead, there is a 1" drive female square on back (socket-like construction complete with socket release button) for an extension, t- handle, breaker bar, etc.
Not sure if this was designated as a ratchet or "ratcheting adapter" because of that.
I have seen a few of these but their specific application, if one, is unkown.
This is an old model Wilde 3/8 ratchet. Stamped K.C.MO. (Kansas City Missouri)
Patent Pending. There is an associated patent below.
Chrome Vanadium Steel
I have seen matching sockets, breaker bar, 1/2 drive ratchet of this style as well.
Unsure of exact age. 30's would be my guess. Any input appreciated.
This ratchet came in a Penens era Challenger 1/2" drive box. Approximately 1/2 of the tools are labeled Challenger and 1/2 Penens.
This ratchet has seen better days, but it's the first known example of a Hinsdale ratchet produced by Bog Manufacturing. On the drive side of the handle it bears Bog patent #1,888,885 by Pepperdine. It also is stamped "Others Pend. Made In U.S.A." On the reverse handle is stamped the Hinsdale H12 J. The "J" is believed to be a date code.
This ratchet has two distinct depressed panels and a hanger hole at the end of the handle. On the drive side, MADE IN USA is forged into the lower depressed panel. On the reverse, FORGED STEEL is forged into the lower panel and Craftsman is stamped into the head.
This ratchet has two distinct depressed panels and a hanger hole at the end of the handle. On the drive side, MADE IN USA is forged into the lower depressed panel. On the reverse, FORGED STEEL is forged into the lower panel and Vlchek WSLR6 is stamped into the shank between the raised panels. Notice the selector is an up-down style rather than side-to-side.
This ratchet has two distinct depressed panels and a hanger hole at the end of the handle. On the drive side, MADE IN USA is forged into the lower depressed panel. On the reverse, FORGED STEEL is forged into the lower panel and Vlchek WSSR10 is stamped into the shank between the raised panels.
Snap on L710 late USA version. 1/2 drive. There are two USA versions and a Canada version., USA 1950-59 and 60-67. This one is a USA 1962. The late USA version has the name, model number and USA on the inset on the handle. The L710 has a flat shaft on both sides. The later version has a different logo and rings than the early versions.
This ratchet has the Herbrand logo, Van-Chrome, M-5 and Made in U.S.A. stamped into the face.
This ratchet has 9 34, Bog Mfg. Co., and the model number stamped on the shaft, and the Patent number and "others pending" on the reverse. This ratchet came as part of the Dandy Socket Set shown below.
The ratchet has the model number and "Made in U.S.A." stamped on the handle, and the Husky brand and the number 102 stamped on the reverse. The meaning of 102 is unknown.
This ratchet has the Herbrand logo and Van-Chrome H-11 stamped on the reverse head, just above the selector.
This ratchet is stamped with the model number and "CHALLENGER MFD USA ALLOY" on the handle just below the head.
This ratchet has "ZENEL" stamped on the shaft and "4097 Bonney Made In U.S.A." on the opposing side. There is no date code forging. On the selector side, "On" and "Off" are stamped on their respective positions, and the word "OIL" is stamped on the face.
This ratchet is stamped "Proto 4750 MFD USA" on the shaft.
Interesting ratchet. Basically a ball in socket head design. Use as either a non ratcheting socket driver in the straight position, or use as a ratchet by rotating drive stud to the 90 degree position. Ratchet direction is reversed by a partial turn of the head.
This ratchet has a 2-34 stamped into the shaft, which could be a date code?
We believe this ratchet to be an example of a Bog/Cragin produced version, likely produced between 1942 and 1945, but production of this style could have continued after the end of WWII. Additionally, we suspect that at least some part of the numbers after the Hinsdale stamp may represent a date code but have we have not determined their meaning at this time.