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.
This is the first we've seen in this style. It has the model number and a "14" stamped into the face plate.
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This ratchet has a 2-34 stamped into the shaft, which could be a date code?
We have not yet been able to locate a patent for this ratchet.
This ratchet is stamped "Ray" and Patent Pending. However, we have yet to locate the application or awarded patent information.
The B3408. Lineman's ratchet, or Scaffold Ratchet. I do not know to much about this ratchet. I know it was made from at least the 50's thru 70's. This one has a 77 code. Some have a large flat selector switch to use with gloves. Some have the regular one (could have been changed). Has a B3409 socket 7/8, the socket opening on the end of the rat is also 7/8, this points more to a scaffold rat. Has a locking pin to hold the socket. Hard to find.