Examples of the continuing use of the Fulton brand in the post-Craftsman era can be found in a section on. The Sears 1931 Spring-Summer catalog lists a set of six Billings open-end wrenches on page 866, with an illustration showing the set in a wrench holder with a distinctive wire loop closure. The available sizes at this time were 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches. By 1935 the long nose pliers had changed to model number 4499, and by 1938 the 7 inch size had been discontinued. The overall length is 10.
The overall length is 8. Since Dunlap adjustable wrenches were first offered in 1938, we can estimate the production date as 1938-1939. The overall length is 8. But what if your company's tools are very similar to the other production and have no special identifying marks? Angled heads in standard length. The production date was estimated based on the assumption that the Merit brand was superseded by the Dunlap brand in 1938. The socket sizes in the catalog listing differ somewhat from the sizes in the No. These pliers were typically available in sizes 6, 7, and 8 inches, but some years specified the smallest size as 6.
The overall length is 6. The Dunlap Brand Dunlap Logo from 1938 Trademark. The chisel has a plated finish with a dull gray matte surface. I mail out items 2 -3 times per week. Note that the center slot is oriented at a right angle to the face of the pliers, in contrast to the slightly angled slot used by most makers of Button's pliers, including the original J. By the fall of 1934 Craftsman adjustable wrenches were being illustrated with a double-hex broached hanging hole, a feature that along with other production characteristics identifies the manufacturer as the. By the spring of 1935 the model number had changed to 4494 and the price had been reduced to just 19 cents, and in the late 1930s this model moved from the Merit to the Dunlap brand, but retained the 4494 model number.
A quick check of our catalog reviews found that the 5783 model was used from late 1930 until early 1935, after which it was succeeded by the 4506 model number. We recently rediscovered this set languishing in storage and were curious about the nicely designed sheet metal clip. Although the code is similar to the J. The inside of the handles is marked with a forged-in or deeply stamped C-Circle code, as shown in the lower inset. For those readers primarily interested in tools, unfortunately most of the known references on Sears history have relatively little or nothing to say about tools, Craftsman or otherwise.
It offers both an interesting and innovative design with historical importance as our earliest documented example of a socket set sold by Sears Roebuck. The top inset shows a side view of the pliers, illustrating the small diamond checkered gripping pattern. First listing of Craftsman C-Series socket sets. Copyright © 2001 - 2019 VintageMachinery. However, Sears Roebuck was a major retailer, and it's reasonable to expect that they could dictate specifications for a large order of tools. The overall length is 4. In the absence of a Danielson date code marking, this wrench was likely made in 1934-1938, prior to the introduction of the date codes.
The presence of the model number on these pliers is somewhat unusual, but is very helpful in estimating the production date. In Canada, the Craftsman name was also used by and then Sears Canada, Inc. The ratchet's patent status, together with the known catalog reference, places the manufacturing date for the set around 1930-1931. The overall length is 6. New Britain tools were widely sold through auto parts stores in the early and middle parts of the 20th century, and the brands were well-known and recognized as quality tools.
Sears Roebuck introduced wood-working machinery in their 1926 catalog, according to one source. Since Craftsman tools of this early era were generally not marked with model numbers, there may be some ambiguity as to whether a given example of the lineman's style should be classified as the Electrician's or Lineman's model. Sears, Roebuck Number Prefixes List of Sears model number prefixes and the manufacturer who made the item for Sears. This handle pattern is found on most of the Craftsman Vanadium series pliers. The Merit brand is believed to have been a private unregistered brand used by Sears, rather than an independent company brand. The overall length is 6.
Sears and Roebuck wanted to seperate themselves from other manufacturer's name, at the same time offer top quality, long lasting tools. In this section we'll present some reasoned arguments about why such manufacturer's codes came to exist, and then draw some general conclusions about the codes. The head thickness was measured at 0. Peterson et al in 1929 and issued in 1930. The slip-joint slot provides circular openings for three adjustment positions. Mid 1930s to Early 1940s. Sears and Roebuck wanted to seperate themselves from other manufacturer's name, at the same time offer top quality, long lasting tools.
The overall length is 5. The pending status for the ratchet and L-T handle places the manufacturing date for the set in the range 1929-1931. The overall length is 6. We were fortunate to acquire an example of this set, as presented in the next figure. Slip-Joint Combination Pliers Craftsman slip-joint combination pliers were offered in 1930 as model 5797, with two sizes available, 5. Craftsman Early 5781-8 8 Inch Button's Pattern Combination Pliers The next two figures show early examples of the 8 inch Button's pliers.