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Indestro 3/8" hex drive 10-piece socket set with holder

Very similar to model #2104 shown on AlloyArtifacts site, except this set has green paint on the socket holder, which is not stamped with manufacturer's name or any model or patent numbers.

sizes are 9/32", 5/16", 11/32", 3/8", 7/16", 15/32, 1/2", 9/16", and 5/8"

overall length of 3/8" hex "Ell" handle is 6-1/2"

presumably ca. 1930s

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1/4", 5/16", 11/32", 3/8", and 7/16" 6-point sockets, 1/4" square socket, round knurled socket, 1/4" hex "ell" wrench

stamped on bottom of holder "350 Indestro Mfg. Corp., Chicago Made in U.S.A." and "pat. 2065340" (patent applies to holder)

(* note that the 1948 catalog shows patent 2065341 which applied to a holder with the tabs that hold the sockets in different positions.)
 

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7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4", 7/8", 15/16" 12-point sockets, 1/2" "ell" handle, ratchet, and screwdriver adapter

stamped on bottom "pat. 1788535" (patent applies to holder. patent issued Jan. 13, 1931)

Note that earlier versions of the model 1451 "Handy" set use a different holder, which uses patent number 1912725 issued June 06, 1933.

 

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9/32", 5/16", 11/32", 3/8" 7/16", 15/32", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" 6-point sockets, "ell" handle

stamped on bottom "2104 Indestro Mfg. Corp., Chicago Made in U.S.A." and "PAT. 2065340"

(* note that patent 2065340 applies also to the holder for the model 350 set above as well as others.)

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Indestro 1239 "Handy" 9-pc 1/2" hex drive SAE socket set

As per both the 1935 and 1937 Indestro catalogs, the set originally contained six 12-point sockets: 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4", and 7/8", the 1308 "Enclosed type" ratchet, "ell" handle, and screwdriver adapter.

This set does not appear in the 1948 Indestro catalog.

There are no markings on the holder. The only markings on the sockets are the size stamps. The "ell" wrench is stamped "Made in U.S.A."

Note that the 3/4" and 7/8" sockets are not original to the set: the 3/4" socket is not Indestro, the 7/8" socket is a 6-point

 

 

 

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Indestro 1239 "Handy" 9-pc 1/2" hex drive SAE socket set

As per both the 1935 and 1937 Indestro catalogs, the set originally contained six 12-point sockets: 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4", and 7/8", the 1308 "Enclosed type" ratchet, "ell" handle, and screwdriver adapter.

This set does not appear in the 1948 Indestro catalog.

There are no markings on the holder. The only markings on the sockets are the size stamps. The "ell" wrench is stamped "Made in U.S.A."

Note that the 3/4" and 7/8" sockets are not original to the set: the 3/4" socket is not Indestro, the 7/8" socket is a 6-point

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Indestro 1207 "Handy" 7-piece 1/2" hex drive SAE socket set

According to the 1935 catalog, this set includes the following:

1316 - 1/2" 12-point socket

1318 - 9/16" 12-point socket

1320 - 5/8" 12-point socket

1322 - 11/16" 12-point socket

1324 - 3/4" 12-point socket

1326 - 7/8" 12-point socket

1303 - 6-1/2" "ell" handle

Curiously, all of the sockets in this set are 6-points.

Note the stars stamped on each side of the size marking. Note how the size is expressed on the sockets: " 9-16 " (as opposed to " 9/16 ".)
Note that if it were not for the "Indestro" script-type logo stamped on the 1/2" hex "ELL" wrench, you would have a hard time distinguishing it from the New Britain/None Better Set No. 3 shown at Alloy-Artifacts HERE: http://alloy-artifacts.org/newbritain-nonebetter.html 

Note that it appears that not all of the sockets are stamped with the stars.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indestro 1207 "Handy" 7-piece 1/2" hex drive SAE socket set

According to the 1935 catlog, this set includes the following:

1316 - 1/2" 12-point socket

1318 - 9/16" 12-point socket

1320 - 5/8" 12-point socket

1322 - 11/16" 12-point socket

1324 - 3/4" 12-point socket

1326 - 7/8" 12-point socket

1303 - 6-1/2" "ell" handle

Curiously, all of the sockets in this set are 6-points.

Note the stars stamped on each side of the size marking. Note how the size is expressed on the sockets: " 9-16 " (as opposed to " 9/16 ".)
Note that if it were not for the "Indestro" script-type logo stamped on the 1/2" hex "ELL" wrench, you would have a hard time distinguishing it from the New Britain/None Better Set No. 3 shown at Alloy-Artifacts HERE: http://alloy-artifacts.org/newbritain-nonebetter.html 

Note that it appears that not all of the sockets are stamped with the stars.

The catalog snip is from the 1935 Indestro catalog

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