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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by 49T&C, Jan 25, 2024.

  1. Jan 25, 2024

    49T&C Member

    Archer, FL
    Apr 7, 2008
    I picked up a couple of boxes last weekend. The PO appears to have been an import car mechanic (more metric stuff but still a lot of SAE...) He passed away some years ago. His wife gave these tools to his grown daughter & her husband, but that guy doesn't even touch tools. It appears to be an older 33" SnapOn bottom (tambor bottom doo) and side box. It has a 26" Craftsman for a top box. I think this was his first 'work' box. He later bought a 41" Cornwell top and bottom set. He painted the snappy side box black and hung it on his new (probably 80's or so) Cornwell set and it became his new "work box". The Snapon & c'man combo probably became his 'home/garage box'.

    The tools are a good mix of Snappy, SK, Mac, Cornwell and Matco items. Some Sunex combo wrenches up to 2". There are Craftsman sockets & wrenches too - date code is 80's or so, plus some oldie goldies - Western Auto metric combo wrenches. His work location was most likely a very busy shop. All tools are lightly engraved 'Buzz'. All in good condition, but very dirty. He used them, but didn't abuse them. You can tell that not all drawers had liners in them as some of the older wrenches have a little rust from sliding along the bottom of a metal box. The SIL left the top box open as you can see, all tools up there are covered in dust/dirt. I'm giving the tools a good long swim in the ultrasonic cleaner and then a light spin in some 0000 steel wool. Most tools will end up on eBay, but I thought you guys would like a look at a mechanic's worklife.

    My dad was an airline mechanic. Worked for Lockheed, Boeing & Consolidated during WW2. He started with National Airlines in 1947. I have his Snap On box and tools. He ALWAYS cleaned up his tools at the end of the day/job and kind of beat that into me. I still have C'man sockets dated coded to 1947.

    If you want to see the Cornwell & SnapOn stuff, let me know and I'll post pics. Most of this stuff will end up on eBay as they are duplidate/trips of stuff I already have. Neat stuff though.

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  2. Jan 25, 2024

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    Finger, Tennessee
    Feb 14, 2022
    Pics would be great;
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