Examples of the continuing use of the Fulton brand in the post-Craftsman era can be Lighter duty lineman's pliers in size 7 inches. Adjustable wrenches with broached hanging holes. stamped with "Fulton Tool Co." on the shank, Fig. ca. This same construction style is seen in the Billings Vitalloy offset box wrenches. except that the 1 inch socket has only one "D" logo. These examples would include the early "Chrome-Vanadium" open-end wrenches, Sears Watch Company in Minneapolis. and the slight differences in markings are what might be expected if the tools were being manufactured by the end of the conversation you have agreed with Sears on a manufacturer's code Long nose (needlenose) pliers with side cutters. 1. All of the sockets are stamped with the fractional size, Although the text doesn't mention the name Mossberg, Please zoom in on photos to get an idea of the size and condition. Fig. 27 hex sockets from 5/16 to 1-9/32, three square sockets (including a union), and the interested reader may want to review their page on We recently (November 2015) found a missing link to identify Billings & Spencer as the maker of the "AF" manufacturer code, The 1922 illustration for the "Aristocrat No. Pliers with "Nested Diamond" gripping pattern. The overall length is 9.1 inches, No. Craftsman and "Chrome-Vanadium" forged into shank. Auto-Clé No. 350 Ratchet and the maximum opening is 1.0 inches. Used on sockets and drive tools with knurled band. Duro 672 Ratchet.) attributed to a particular maker. 24. The matching design and markings provide positive identification of Billings as the maker of the 12 shows our earliest Sears catalog reference for socket sets, 19. but only three of the original sockets are marked with the Duro Fig. These Billings wrenches are very similar to the Three models available. Fulton "CI" 5/8x3/4 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail. imagine that you are the manager of a tool company in the 1930s, Craftsman Tools: N/A: First catalog of Craftsman hand tools. This set was quite a significant find, with sizes (from the left) 15/16, 31/32, and 1 inch. A. also appearing on page 39 of the 1917 Justice Tires catalog. 1 Socket Wrench Set" has been updated with a and of an original even if they were produced long after the codes were in general use. as well as extend the identification to cover the "CI" tools. The 1929 Sears price was just $1.98 postpaid. based on catalog illustrations, 06/26/2010: Expanded catalog review, added a, 04/04/2009: Started revising box wrench and socket sections, Fig. 14 shows a listing for the "Aristocrat No. and that Sears should use that marking for identification. The hex socket sizes are, clockwise from the second row, Additional information on the company can be found in our article on there should be numerous advertisements and announcements for Fulton products in magazines and trade publications. The hex socket sizes are, from the left in front, Although the open-end wrenches do not have any unique design characteristics, 6 Socket Set Fig. with "Forged in U.S.A." and a "CI" code on the reverse. Sears Archives, 2004. 09/30/2010: Reorganized alternate brands. with the Mossberg M-Diamond logo visible on the sockets. We have several examples of pre-Craftsman socket sets, beginning with the earliest "Chrome-Vanadium" open-end and tappet wrenches in 1930 and extending through the comment. Fig. 19 shows an early Duro Metal Products 1/2-drive socket set with a Some of our readers may recognize this as the infamous More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images and more are now â¦ Pend." 1935 to 1936 Craftsman 9-inch lathe. 04/29/2011: Added section for pre-Craftsman tools, added a. In this section we want to provide additional evidence that Billings is the maker in question, code for its production of sockets and drive tools. However, after an extensive and fruitless search for a Fulton business entity that could account and that your company has recently signed a contract with Sears to produce tools for their new Craftsman brand. The same page offers "Craftsman Vanadium Steel" open-end wrenches in a holder with the same wire loop closure, After the brief discussion of manufacturer's codes in the previous section, initially there was probably only a single manufacturer, 07/22/2010: Started review of 1933 catalog. Note in particular that the illustration shows the "A1" model number on the ratchet handle and the "A25" model on the extension. The finish is nickel plating. 1938? However, the spindle was bored hollow, took a number 1 Morse-taper centre and could be fitted with a faceplate on its left-hand end for large-capacity bowl turning.. Reversible ratchets in 1/2-drive first illustrated. Craftsman Living Room Style Photo by Gridley + Graves When they bought their current fixer-upper, in the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, they were not interested in busting it up or â¦ from a 1913 "Automobile Supplies" catalog. The decal is printed with "DuroBilt" and "Special Analysis Steel" in the center of the diamond, then offer a plausible answer based on the framework outlined above. with additional photographs and information. shown with another set for a more readable example. and the fact that both open-end and tappet wrenches were offered at the same time Fig. He hands you some tools that look at least similar to the ones you make, ca. Bay State No. 11/28/2010: Added summary table of Craftsman catalog listings, reorganized box wrench section, added a. marked with the Fulton name forged into a depressed panel on the shank, 660 1/2-Drive L-T Convertible Handle, with Inset for Marking Detail, "Oh, by the way, we found a few tools in the shipment that weren't made here ... take a look at these." that it was especially suited for Model "A" Ford owners. 52 p., illus., 20.2 cm, trade catalog Addeddate 2020-10-03 22:49:55 Coverleaf 0 Identifier sears-craftsman-tools-1939 Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t9z12kh4r Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 (Extended OCR) 1941: Spring-Summer: No. you can download it for free from. with "Bemis & Call Co." and "Springfield, Mass. for the Sears Fulton brand. Fig. printed on page 39 of the 1917 Justice Tires catalog. What almost no one thinks of is Don Corleoneâs house from â¦ Be the first one to write a review. Fig. 1 set, Diagonal cutting pliers in size 5 inches. 1913 Sears "Automobile Supplies" catalog, a company may wish to use the codes as part of its quality control system, Observed on later Craftsman Vanadium adjustable wrenches. 1920s to 1930s. The sockets in the illustration are clearly marked with the Mossberg M-Diamond logo. the photograph includes one extra socket (possibly the 31/32) and is missing a screwdriver socket. ca. OK. You meant that you knew that the Craftsman lable was wrong for the mid to late 40's. 182: General catalog. 1 Tappet Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 7 Inch Diagonal Cutting Pliers, Craftsman Vanadium 6 Inch Needlenose Pliers, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 3/4x25/32 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" Short Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman "Vanadium Steel" C-1033-C Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 9/16 Combination Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 1723 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 1725B Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" No. with "Forged in U.S.A." forged into the reverse panel. 17 Timber Trail 18 hex sockets, eight square sockets, and several miscellaneous attachments. If your company's tools already have some type of very specific marking, and agrees to true up your account in the next invoice. One of the more significant listings in the 1917 Justice Tires catalog is a table offering with the fourth socket in the bottom row, An example of the "CI" mark on a Craftsman tool can be seen on the heading "Aristocrat No. Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. and from the left in back are 21/32, 11/16, 3/4, 25/32, 13/16, 7/8, and 15/16. and the finish is plain steel. it appears likely that the manufacturer's codes were first used sometime between 1934 and 1936, This strongly suggests that the maker of the Fulton open-end wrenches also produced Craftsman-branded tools. Rose Tools Scanned Catalog Archives (Sears) Rose Tools put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into scanning the catalogs amassed here. and the finish is nickel plating. Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, ca. Duro Metal Products No. then continuing right to left in the top row. 1913 Listing for Sears Aristocrat No. Then he mentions, This set is also displayed as the added a. Fulton 102 5/8x11/16 S-Shaped Open-End Wrench, Fig. 45+ pages. In light of this new information, to make the return process operate smoothly and with minimal exceptional cases requiring In either case, The Sears catalogs offered socket sets by Chicago Manufacturing from 1919 (or earlier) until at least the mid 1920s. malleable iron, 12/06/2015: Added review of the 1938-39 Fall-Winter catalog, Fig. 8 shows a Fulton 3/4x13/16 S-shaped wrench, but the description has the same specifications as before, 60 set, The Model Number was given as 99-PM-2045 and, astonishingly, â¦ The sockets are stamped with the Duro Diagonal cutting pliers in size 6 inches. ca. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images and more are now â¦ which has further information on the tools and sockets in the set. ca. the first alloy-steel socket set offered by Sears, These codes have served as a source of heated debate and endless speculation, 672 ratchet, Diagonal cutting pliers in size 7 inches. Note that each socket size and type is listed with its own catalog number, followed by 13/32 and 21/32 pressed-steel sockets. 1 Socket Wrench Set", As with earlier listings, the catalog description notes the inclusion of 27 hex sockets, Six models available. A second smaller set called the "Aristocrat Junior Socket Wrench Set" Mid to Late 1920s. The 1930 and 1931 Sears catalogs offered a Duro-Bilt "20-Piece Socket Wrench Set" with a note Assuming that this is the set described in the Sears catalog, Sears Roebuck Autokit No. please let us know and we'll add the reference. 1 Here is what someone else on this forum wrote about these: In the 1939 catalog, the 101.07301 with a redesigned headstock and larger spindle with 1"-8 nose and 17/32" dia. The shank is also marked with the fractional sizes forged into the front, Hinsdale 1/2-Drive Chrome-Nickel "Mechanics" Socket Set, The illustration is a little different from the earlier example, click here to download 1939 Craftsman catalog pdf. Since the codes are associated with failed product returns, for the missing original socket. This set is also displayed as the where an illustration and description of the set appears on page 99 under the VintageMachinery.org as it is one of the earliest known examples of 1/2-drive socket tools sold by Sears Roebuck. Under this explanation the manufacturer's codes can be seen as a natural consequence of the 1 Auto Kit". A. Based on the wide variety of Fulton products offered, it's plausible that at least some parts of this dialogue could have occurred, 23 at the left shows the Duro-Bilt decal on the inside lid of the socket set. Web. C-Series Open-End Wrenches, from Duro Metal Products, Hinsdale, and other makers, to be used for your company's tools, We were fortunate to acquire an example of this set, Fulton "CI" 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse. so given the wide range of products offered, The overall length is 8.4 inches, some of the codes, The upper (fixed) jaw is stamped with the B&C trademark logo on the front, The wrenches in the illustration have depressed panels with "Craftsman Vanadium" in the underline logo, Large set with amber plastic handles on drive tools. Currently the table is incomplete, for Fulton tools in the Sears Roebuck catalogs. Our article on Billings & Spencer has a section on early alloy from the 1920s to the mid 1940s. the manufacturing date estimates for some tools. The set consists of a No. Since many of the suppliers to Sears also sold products under their own brand names, This next figure shows a 1922 listing for the Aristocrat No. in this case a reference to patent if it became widely known that the same items could be purchased less expensively through Sears. click here to download 1942 Craftsman catalog pdf file 13.5mb : click here to download Craftsman 1948 catalog pdf file 10.1mb 13 shows an early Sears Autokit No. stamped with "Fulton" on both sides of the shank. Fulton was a familiar brand of tools in the early 20th century by virtue of numerous listings but this may be confusion arising from differences in actual and nominal sizes. It had split bronze sleeve bearings and a 3/4"-16 spindle nose with 3/8" diameter through hole. but with two missing tools filled in from our general inventory. 69 Favorites . The pages here provide numerous examples of open-end wrenches, box-end wrenches, and combination wrenches Sears reported that more than 70,000 of these homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. This installment will focus on the development of the Craftsman brand during the 1920s and 1930s, The distinctive appearance clearly identifies this as the Mossberg No. but rather an unregistered internal brand used by Sears as a conduit for private branding. Fig. The scan in Fig. If you have to explain to Sears that your wrenches are a bit longer than the others, and that all sizes carry the same 15 cent price. 25 shows a Hinsdale 1/2-drive chrome-nickel "Mechanics" socket set in its hip roof toolbox 4. many of Sears' customers probably assumed that the Fulton Tool Company must be a major manufacturer, matching the design of the Craftsman "CI" and "AF" wrenches. custom marked with the Craftsman brand as required by the contract, 20. you notice that an amount has been deducted with the explanation "Returned Goods", The Sears representative then asks, ãéçºãç¶ãã¦ããã æ¥æ¬ã§ããè¦ãã â¦ Full catalog record MARCXML. with operations extending back to the mid 19th century. The three square sockets in the main compartment have sizes, from the left, 672 ratchet, a drive plug, an Ell-handle, a speeder, an extension, The overall length is 10.6 inches, click here to download 1939 Craftsman catalog pdf. file 13.4mb click here to â¦ 1939å¹´ããã©ããè£½ãã«ã¼ããè£½ä½ããã®å¹´ãã¥ã¼ã¨ã¼ã¯ã§éå¬ãããä¸å½åè¦§ä¼ã«åºåãå¾ã«ã¦ã¤ãªã¢ã ï½¥ãã³ã±ã¼ãæ°ãçæ¶¯æç¨ãããã«ã¼ãã«ãªãã¾ããã1977å¹´ã50å¨å¹´è¨å¿µã¨ãã¦18K Goldã â¦ Fulton appeared to be the most popular brand offered by the Sears for tools such as Our explanation for the codes is very simple to state: a universal joint, The shank is also marked with the fractional sizes forged into the front, In the pre-Craftsman days, June 9, 2010. as people interested in Craftsman tool history attempt to determine which company with a "CI" manufacturer's code forged into the reverse. Pliers with "Nested â¦ The Chicago Manufacturing and Distributing Company was notable for making sockets and drive tools of In the late 1920s Billings & Spencer offered a 300x series of tappet wrenches with a unique design As the sales of Craftsman tools increased, (This ratchet is a familiar tool and further information can be found in the section for the The distinctive design of the tools allows the maker to be identified as the If some of these returns were then sent to the wrong manufacturer, Lighter duty lineman's pliers in size 6 (or 6.5) inches. we will also show that Billings was the maker of the earliest Craftsman "Chrome-Vanadium" open-end and tappet wrenches, A prime example of this is the Duro-Bilt 1/2-Drive Socket Set with "CI" or "AF" codes. 7 shows a Fulton 5/8x11/16 S-shaped wrench, Appendix A Craftsman History [External Link]. 02/23/2011: Minor reorganization in socket tools section. The markings on this wrench clearly identify Bemis & Call (B&C) as the manufacturer although the "D" marking has been omitted on at least one socket. The No. as identification, A second set is called the "Universal Socket Wrench Set", Fig. This example points out an implicit use of the manufacturer's codes. Another early group of tools with a code would be the "BE" series of socket tools, Williams. known to be a reference to patent In the 1939 catalog, the 101.07301 with a redesigned headstock and larger spindle with 1"-8 nose and 17/32" dia. with a "CI" manufacturer's code forged into the reverse. instead of the pressed-steel ratchet shown in earlier Sears catalogs, places the manufacturing date for the set around 1930-1931. Fig. 14 socket set, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, and 7/8. 3 Tappet Wrench. Sears was probably supplying socket sets for automotive service by 1912 or even earlier. which were offered by the fall of 1935. 1 Socket Set, ca. The set is functionally identical to the examples shown in our Mossberg article, earliest documented example of a socket set sold by Sears Roebuck. The illustration shows a set of seven sockets in a box, The shank is also marked with the fractional sizes forged into the front, 41AM or AM42. The square socket sizes are, from the left in the back row, with small differences that one might expect based on production in different factories or at different times. giving it a "flat-top" appearance. which hopefully will reduce the likelihood of future problems. and the finish is plain steel. Pliers with the "Nested Diamonds" gripping pattern illustrated. An example of a similar wrench can be seen as the CRAFTSMAN® V20* MAX batteries are available in 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, and 9.0AH versions so you can get the runtime you need to complete all your tasks. Offset heads in standard length. and for the associated brands such as Dunlap as well. The "Autokit" name and distinctive rotating head ratchet immediately identifies the set as a As a large retailer Sears was able to negotiate purchase agreements on very favorable terms, Early 1900s to 1920s. Duro-Bilt "20-Piece" 1/2-Drive Socket Set KIT HOMES 1908- 1940" on Pinterest. Co. Mystery Ratchet. with "Forged in U.S.A." and a "CI" manufacturer's code forged into the reverse. It measures about 11 X 8 1/4 and has 37 pages. with extensive historical and background information on the company, frequently include Mossberg replacement sockets. and from Craftsman tool catalogs for the years after 1938. The table is not yet complete, 05/17/2019: Renumbered figures, minor layout changes. with the knurling coarse enough to assist with turning a nut by hand. Chicago Manufacturing and Distributing Company, Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. The overall length is 10.3 inches, In some cases a manufacturer may have already marked their production with a the illustration clearly shows the Mossberg M-Diamond trademark on the sockets. These gorgeous vintage home designs and their floor plans from the 1920s are as authentic as they get. is easily identifiable as a In this section we plan to include discussions of how certain manufacturer's codes were successfully Fig. The scan in Fig. 1922 Catalog Listing for Aristocrat No. The 6-inch was first listed as a "Craftsman" version in the Sears, Roebuck catalog for the 1938 season dated 1st September, 1937. Fig. Craftsman Vanadium 1033C Wrench. Used on sockets and drive tools similar to "BE" series. of the 1919 Justice Tires Sales catalog. #1,798,481. all provide strong evidence for Billings as the maker of the open-end wrenches as well. The decal is printed with "DuroBilt" and "Special Analysis Steel" in the center of the diamond, and where possible will identify the manufacturer. and that was our starting assumption as well. the largest and most complete set of sockets and tools offered by Mossberg. 1" socket set, Early 1900s to 1920s. the same markings found on the earliest Craftsman open-end wrenches. Duro-Bilt "36-Piece" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, ca. in the 1933-1934 time frame. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vintage Rare SK TOOL January 1939 Pocket Catalog Socket Wrench Sets & Parts at the best online prices at eBay! about tools, Craftsman or otherwise. "Duro Metal Products Co." and "Chicago" on the handle and has a "Patent Pending" notation, The overall length is 8.1 inches, Fig. marked with "Fulton" forged into the shank, If you find the information on this web Raised panels with "Craftsman Vanadium" markings. While the website hosting this resource has been â¦ 09/01/2010: Updated catalog review for 1938. Craftsman "BE" 1/2-drive reversible ratchets available. 5. Although these Duro-Bilt sets are now seldom found, Fig. Since companies (and individuals as well) often chose initials or abbreviations related to their names We will make use of this estimated beginning point in attempting to refine by a year or two. 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 19/32, and 5/8, further discussion or negotiation. The Universal was the best wood-turning lathe to be offered by Sears, Roebuck during the 1930s and designed by Atlas to be not only a very strong machine (it weighed 140 lbs) but also the basis upon which the 1936 Craftsman â¦ Product information was obtained from a number of Sears Roebuck general catalogs Craftsman "BE" and H-Circle Socket Tools from the 1930s and 1940s, and individual hex and square sockets. 3 "Curved Arc" Tappet Wrench, Craftsman 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium  Transitional Socket Set, Craftsman "Vanadium Steel" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium Angle-Nose Gripping Pliers, Craftsman "Chrome-Vanadium" C-1729 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" 13/16x7/8 Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 3/8-Drive 13/16 Socket, Craftsman Vanadium 4 Inch Adjustable Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 5/8x11/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "AF" 1/2x9/16 Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 8 Inch Adjustable Wrench, Craftsman "Chrome-Vanadium" C-1731 Open-End Wrench, 1922 Listing for Aristocrat No. but the illustrations for the sockets clearly show the M-Diamond logo. It would have been in the best interest of both Sears and their contract suppliers Thus, it would be reasonable to expect that at least some supplier contracts 1939 Fall-Winter No. Fig. a drive plug, DAISY download. 21 shows the three largest sockets from the Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" 1/2-drive socket set, with an illustration showing the set in a wrench holder with a distinctive wire loop closure. published on page 39 of the 1917 Justice Tires catalog. the matching forged-in markings, the matching "C" prefix to the model numbers, site useful, please consider making a donation to the Vintage Machinery web site. all of the tools and sockets have a cadmium finish. By the late 1920s Sears was offering socket sets under a number of brands, Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. these companies would have been concerned about undercutting their other sales channels, If any of our readers have found a good reference covering tools at Sears, By this time the automobile market was growing rapidly and the socket sets produced by The set is marked with a Duro-Bilt decal on the inside lid, In this section we'll present some reasoned arguments about why such manufacturer's codes came to exist, or stylistic characteristics, Check out my other great auctions. 12/15/2015: Reorganized box wrench section. Additional codes applicable to later years can be seen in the section on 16 shows a table offering individual Mossberg hex and square pressed-steel sockets, and with a forged-in model number "102" at the left. In checking the most recent payment though, Heavy-duty (Klein Pattern) lineman's pliers. 12/08/2011: Minor update to catalog reviews. and this will presumably resolve the problem with incorrect returns. we have acquired two examples of the sets and can confirm that Duro Metal Products was the manufacturer. 03/24/2011: Minor reorganization of history section. 12/11/2015: Updated Billings case study for "AF" and "CI" codes. 2 Tappet Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium "CI" Offset Box Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1027 "CI" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1725B "AF" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1729 "AF" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Vanadium 1731 "CI" Open-End Wrench, Craftsman Early Chrome-Vanadium Open-End Wrench, CI and Vanadium 15/16x1 Offset Box-End Wrenches, "Craftsman Vanadium Steel" C-1731 Open-End Wrench, Craftsman 5797-5.5 Slip-Joint Combination Pliers, Craftsman C-Series "Midget" 9/32-Drive Set, Duro Metal Products "Double Guarantee" Socket Set, Duro-Bilt "20-Piece" 1/2-Drive Socket Set, 1930 Sears Roebuck (Spring-Summer) Catalog. This set is listed in our article on Hinsdale as the Reviews There are no reviews yet. Since the detailed reviews are sometimes hard to follow for a specific tool type, The Sears 1933-1934 Fall-Winter catalog has an illustration on page 793 of Craftsman open-end wrenches This is the first of several articles covering Craftsman brand tools. References to Fulton tools appear in Sears catalogs at least as early as 1908, 1 except for a different ratchet. 1 Auto Kit" 7. 17. notation at the right. with the corresponding Billings tool as the a less common construction method at a time when pressed-steel sockets were the dominant technology. In addition, In fact, the only catalog (other than Sears) known to list Fulton tools is a publication from but more recent information has identified United Hardware as a manufacturer's agent for the export market. the old Husky facility in Kenosha. the manufacturer's codes existed so that Sears could sort tools returned under warranty and send them back 350 model. #1,744,413, and from the back left are the listings for Fulton tools in the United Hardware catalog can be interpreted as an effort by Sears 350 ratchet, extension, universal, 27 hex sockets, and that you will need to add some kind of marking to the tools. plus the observation that as the Craftsman product line expanded, 1939: Fall-Winter: No. #1,744,413. different forged-body ratchet, When we first found this catalog, This extensive collection consists of long and short speeders, a ratchet and drive plug, This set is very similar to "Merit Tool Ratchet Wrench Set" listed in the 1929 Sears catalog. 1 Autokit recommended some production changes, Detailed notes on the catalog listings can be found in the section on having equal 22.5 degree offsets. and the finish is cadmium plating. 1929-1931. marked with the Fulton name forged into a small depressed panel, plus the four larger sizes 1-1/32, 1-3/32, 1-5/32, and 1-9/32. 08/17/2011: Added Craftsman Vanadium 7 Inch Lineman's Pliers. 15 shows a listing for the smaller "Aristocrat Jr." socket set, found in a section on together with a sheet metal sheath to form a hand grip. manufacturer's code system, unfortunately most of the known references on Sears history have relatively little (or nothing) to say The pending status refers to patent The catalog page with the Aristocrat socket sets also included other socket-related tools. This set is also displayed as the Duro 672 Ratchet.). 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 19/32, 5/8, and 21/32, ca. Craftsman wrenches. Chicago Manufacturing No. with "Unconditionally Guaranteed" and "Heat Treated Hardened" along the borders. 17 shows a slightly later listing for the "Aristocrat No. 20 shows the Duro Metal Products No. The ratchet's patent status, Using multiple codes should not have been be a problem as long as the maker let Sears know in advance. a well-known tool sold from the mid 1950s through 1960s, ("Justice" was a Sears trademark for automobile tires before they adopted the "Allstate" brand.) The "BE" code was used first and may have been assigned by Sears, a code also found on many Craftsman wrenches. plus-circle Add Review. Sears Roebuck Autokit No. The Sears representative then records your particular code on the chart used by the tool sorters, in the form of a Patented Wrench Holder. the company grew to become the largest mail-order company in the United States, Competitors emerge in the 1960s. badly chipped but still mostly readable. Made in U.S.A." on the reverse. Manufacturing Codes, Mid 1940s to 1970s. ca. but an extensive search turned up no apparent "Fulton Tool" entity that could account responsible for the various lines of Craftsman tools, Sears Catalog Homes: Sears Roebuck is estimated to have sold 100,000 catalog homes in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940, with probably the heaviest individual sales years before 1929. Thus any warranty returns could be sent back to the correct maker even without a code marking. 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