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 WSSR10 is stamped into the shank between the raised panels.
This ratchet was included in the DeLuxe Chrome-X-Quality socket set sold by Western Auto Supply. The word Oil is stamped on the face next to the oil port with the patent number stamped below.
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.
This ratchet looks suspiciously similar in form and design to Williams ratchets of the day. It is approximately 1/2" shorter than the comparable Williams "S" ratchet.
These tongue and groove pliers have the Champion De Arment, Meadeville, PA on one handle and Channellock No. 410 on the other. Patent awarded in 1934 which places these sometime after that. The meaning of the "H" on the inside handle is unknown, but possibly a date code.
The patent for this design was filed in 1928 and awarded in 1931, which would place this example in that range.
Snap on RS4 3/8 drive Type 2. Date code 1941. The RS4 type 1 Shows up in the 38-39 cats. The type 2 does not show up in the cats. Has faceplate and head with screws. The type one has different geometry than type 2. The front turn has a 90 degree turn, the type 2 has two 45 degree turns in the front. Type 1 does not have USA on it. Also type 2 has a different selector switch and is about one inch longer. I think the type 1 was made 38-39 and the type 2 maybe 40-41. Both these are hard to find. Both have a throw (center of handle to center of gear) of about 3-1/4
Snap on catalog No. 7. has a 3/8 dr. plug that you have to change from side to side, Has on/off. Patent Applied For on both sides. Would probably date 28-29. Still no model number on the ratchet.
Snap on No. 73 one inch drive ratchet. It is a brute. It weighs 22 lbs and is 38 inches long with the handle. This type with the round selector switch shows up in the 34-36 cats. No date code on this one. .The 1-1/2 drive was the same rat with a bigger gear.
This is a no55 gearless 1/2" ratchet. est 1926-27 although patents for early Cornwell ratchets have yet to be found. It has a HT in a circle mark, i suspect it to be a contract drop forge makers mark. any info would be appreciated.
Shown with 4094 Drive Plug.
"Licensed Under" Patent reference.
the No 71N ratchet. Is a 5/8 opening female drive. Has removable gears. This one has a 47 date code. PAT. No. 1854513. These do not show the drive size. The 1947 industrial cat shows three sizes. 5/8 11/16 3/4. But the image shows the model number on the rat being 7120 etc, also shows the thin nail size selector switch. . Have not seen one from this era with the four digit number, only from the 1930's
the No 7116 ratchet. Has a selector switch. Has removable gears. This one has a 35 date code. PAT. No. 1854513. This is a 71A with a 1/2 female hexagon drive. There are 12 differant sizes listed in the 38 supplement ranging from 1/2 to 1-1/8 openings. The 71A has been removed and the 7116 model number has been stamped on the bottom of the head.
the No 71N ratchet. Has a brass selector switch. Has removable gears. This one has a 44 date code. PAT. No. 1854513. This looks like it has been dipped in copper, even the selector switch was coated. Not sure it's use in the war, but copper was a scarce item. There are a 9/32 and a 3/8 rat with the copper coat also.
the No 71N ratchet. Has a flat selector switch. Has removable gears. This one has a 37 date code. PAT. No. 1854513. The flat selector was made in 36 thru about 38-39. The 36 and some of the 37 models have a screw that holds the switch.