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HAMB "Vintage" Tool Box Club

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by daveydeuce, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. That's cool.
    Tinbender, to my eye, I'm seeing an "A" and a "W". Possibly Western Auto (?), not that I can remember seeing that style logo from them.

    And yup, that is one big hammer for sheet metal, even the old stuff.
     
  2. moparrun
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
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    moparrun
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    from oregon

    Hi first time responding to the board. This was a swap meet find in Portland last weekend. I have not found the middle box in the old catalogs. The bottom is very dirty, I have 3 other bottoms the same, one other top and this is the first middle box I have seen. The other roll around is a Powr Kraft, and a Blackhawk:D
     

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  3. Just picked up from the estate of my mentor >>>>.
     

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  4. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    from east , tn.

    Awesome
     
  5. I came across this box a few years back and it was missing some latches. To me, it has the perfect patina and I wanted to put it back to work. What to do?

    A few months back, I sent it to Eric at Hot Rod Leather to work me up some new hardware. They are an Alliance Member. I told him basically what I was looking for and then gave him artistic license to take it from there. This is the result. I like.

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  6. Adrian C
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
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    Adrian C
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    from South UK

    Hi to you all.I'm new to this forum.I'm in the UK.

    I am renovating several snap on vintage roll cabs and topboxes and have a problem with the re construction of one of them

    The (approx. mid 70's) roll cab has its lock on the right hand SIDE of the cab where as most have that in the center.

    Problem is.when I fit the inner sidewall back into its correct location ,the lock mech jams up and won't lift the bar.

    This lock itsself hasn't worked for years and was totally seized but I managed to free it out.The small arm on the end of it activates the vertical bar with the screw-in studs which locks the box up.

    It has been suggested that a spring could be missing.That makes a lot of sense.

    Anyone know about how these side lockers work?
    Be great to hear from you.

    Regards

    Adrian C
     
  7. Adrian C
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
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    Adrian C
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    from South UK

    This is a shot I took before I started to renovate.Those studs screw in.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Adrian C
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
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    from South UK

  9. Adrian C
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
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    Adrian C
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    from South UK

    I have now sorted out the problem with the locking bar.
    Tried everthing,but I just took the studs off the bar,unscrewed them ,and put them back.
    Now works like it should. A spring,wasn't' required ,like I thought it it may have done.
    This may be helpful if someone else works on a side locking roll cab.


    Rothko
     
  10. georgiamite
    Joined: Dec 3, 2013
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    What a great forum. I'm tired of new Snap-On and other tool boxes and all i'm interested in now are vintage boxes. Another obsession!!!! I'm in search of two vintage boxes. A complete set of the circa 1959 blue Huot tool boxes in mint condition and the circa 1965 Snap-On KRL500 series boxes, again in mint condition. If anyone has something like this and are willing to part with them please let me know. Jim
     
  11. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    billsill45
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    from SoCal

    If you have not done so already, check out the Garage Journal site. There is a tool discussion category on their forum which will put you in contact with many people who may be able to help you in your search.
     
  12. mofoco1
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 14

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    from clovis, ca

    Loved your tool box so much i got a couple. Now was your winged toolbox aluminum or did you just wheel it? I know they made both is why an aluminum and a steel version. Thanks...Mo
     

  13. I've got one of those for my glass tools and supplies.
     
  14. 3window31
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 75

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    from AZ

    This is a vintage Mac tool box I repainted. The Lyon tool box was used in the military, I'm not sure when it was made. These are some vintage hammers that have never been used, The ball peen hammer with the orange handle is a Craftsman, One of the green handle hammers is a Proto and the other is a Plomb, they have not made Plomb since 1948.
     

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  15. jleblanc31
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
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    Can anyone tell me anything about this tool box I just got it off craigs list and am going to use it for my sand paper and body tools.
     

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  16. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    enloe
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    from east , tn.

    it's cool
     
  17. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
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    1. Utah HAMBers

    I just picked this up on the HAMB recently. It's an early 1940's Lincoln Engineering Co "lubrication station". Needs some work and a little imagination and this will be a cool tool storage unit. Don't see these too often. It's 10 feet long!

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  18. fatboys69
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
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    from Tennessee

    Wow !!! Thats really COOL !!!! Great Idea !!!

     
  19. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    Ulu
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    from CenCal

    So that's why my Plomb wrenches look like they've been through a war! ;)
     
  20. BillyG
    Joined: Sep 30, 2009
    Posts: 92

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    [​IMG][/IMG]I've really become interested in old Craftsman boxes recently. Some of you have picked up some very nice examples. Here are mine. The one with stickers has been mine since new in the late 60's. The round top if very unique, I got from a Garage Journal friend. [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  21. fivebar
    Joined: Mar 26, 2014
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    Seen one like this at a farmers market and went back to get it and you know story..gone.

    Very cool one
     
  22. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    I have one of those also. I think they are military surplus but I'm not sure

    Mine was given to me by my neighbor who was cleaning up his garage.

    Bobby
     
  23. jleblanc31
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
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    Bobby Got any pics of it and is there any names on it?
     
  24. bobbytnm
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    I thought I had some pics but I couldn't find them last night. I'll take some pics tomorrow. I'm pretty sure there is some kind of name on it because I did a Google search on it after I got it.

    I'll try to get something posted on it tomorrow

    Bobby
     
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  26. jleblanc31
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
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    Thanks for the info i'll look into it tonight. your box must be a little older than mine the corners are round on yours and mine are square.
     
  27. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    The top surface of mine is a bit different also. Its not flat and has the recessed area. Also, mine has the goofy backsplash looking thingy that has knockouts that would fit a standard 2 place electrical outlet.
     
  28. R W Ohio
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
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    R W Ohio
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    from Ohio

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    1. Missouri H.A.M.B.ers

    Mine. ..
     

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  30. LiveWire64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 108

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    Nice boxes! I have that same cantilever top Kennedy box. Mine is red also, but was told they were painted in wrinkle paint which mine is not.
    Any idea what year it is? Thanks. Brad.
     

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