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Old 05-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default New Happy Hunting Ground

I work saturday and sunday so miss local fleamarkets and garage sales all the time. I went to some pawn shops the other day while in the big city and was pretty happy for my tool score.

In the left row is a:
SO KTA231B socket tray
Wright 5/8-11/16 line wrench
Wright 3/8-7/16 line wrench
“nickel molybdendum” “USA” Box end 5/8-11/16
and this cute little Vulcan OEA14 7/16” USA Angle wrench
In the right row:
Industro Flex Bar with female end in handle so it’s an extention too
2 King Dick 9/16Whitworth wrenches (my 1st King Dick tools other than what I was born with)
Durex 1/2 and another 11/16 combos
And an Eagle 1” which felt coo NA but maybe chi?



The best is yet to come. It all came in this servicable Kennedy Box 26 3/4” X 13 1/2” x 8 3/4”.




The bottom drawer has a sticky area 1/2 way out but all other drawers are smooth. Lots of rust is visible under the bottom drawer but I think I came along just in time before it really got too deep in the metal. This is the 1st Kennedy box I’ve seen in my area that wasn’t beat to hell or being sold buy a middle man so I’m excited about it. Got it all for $25.00.









I’ll have to check out some of the restoration threads to figure the best way to go about stopping the rust and getting this box useable and respectable looking.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: New Happy Hunting Ground

Great buy! I happen to like Kennedy boxes especially the old machinist types.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: New Happy Hunting Ground

Sometimes pawn shops can be a great plAce to score tools. I just picked up a number of old plomb and P&C wrenches for under 20 bucks. The guy even threw in a nice Maydole hammer that I dug out.

If the guy has bins of tools, take the time to dig to the bottom to find the good stuff
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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I'm definitely going back. I bet he had a full set of wright line wrenches in there. The 2 I got are like new. He has bins of the stuff and I got tired of sifting through it all.

One thing the chi revolution of tools has done is devalue what people can charge for these archives of old tools they have heaped in piles around their warehouses. Just looking at the 3 or 4 five gallon buckets of sockets he had was enough to scare me away from digging through. He said I'd be welcome to dump each bucket out and spread them around to pick through when I come back. The local pawn shops closer to where I live also have an over abundance of sockets and mismatched wrenches. They've been picked over many times and the owners must realize they don't move well but they don't cut the prices like the place I visited.
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