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.
Odd ball. Not sure if this was made with quick release. These show up mostly outside of the USA. Maybe made for student sales.
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 breaker bar has the Pebble panels on both sides. On one side is "PLOMB" and on the other is "MFD 3265 U.S.A."
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.
We have not yet been able to locate a patent for this ratchet.
this appears to be a one year only model. the 48 cat shows a F=71 (40 tooth) and the 50 cat shows a F-71-B (30 tooth).
Snap on SPP403 dealers demonstration . A dealers rat to show how a rat works. Has a plastic faceplate. Guts are chrome. 30 teeth. 3/8 drive. date code 1988
Snap on F710DL made in Canada Loaner ratchet. No date code. Would date 71-78. 3/8 drive. 20 teeth. Not in the cats. Hard to find. This is a very odd rat. The history is a little unknown, seems like the Canada dealers used this as part of their program, where the customer was given a loaner while his was sent to the factory for repairs.. The US had a different exchange program. This is what a retired dealer said. -" S/O started an exchange program where instead of the dealer rebuilding the ratchet on the truck you gave the customer a ratchet that had been rebuilt and re-chromed by the factory in exchange for his broken one. the dealer was charged $5.00 for each one but it was not popular with the dealers and i do not think it was cost effective for S/O either so it was fairly short lived but all those E stamped ratchets are still out there". Will try to get the dates for the US program. Thinking it was mid 70's to mid 80's.
This rat was in very poor shape when I gots it. Has been restored.
Snap on FV70 military 3/8 drive. Date code 1961. 20 teeth. Not in the cats. short version. The head looks like a Par-X