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Online J.A.F.E.

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An Unusual Snap-on Ratchet
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:40:18 PM »
This joined the fleet a  while back because it has some odd features (at least to me). While it seems like an ordinary ratchet there is an automotive connection.

PF-71 ratchet. 3/8 drive and looks like a regular standard handle ratchet of the 50's era. 1958 to be specific.





This style ratchet has some really classic lines and is my favorite Snap-on styling with three bands at the top of the handle,  slightly flattened beam.



But the P in the model number is the first clue something is different.



The next thing is instead of a check ball it has a pin similar to the Loxocket design used in the 3/4 and larger Snap-on drive tools.





I saved the best for last though - the original owner of the ratchet and that explains the other features.



Wonder what it was used to build. There was a Ford plant near where I bought it in Long Beach but not sure what was built there and it closed in the late 50's early 60's. There was also a plant in Pico Rivera not far from Long Beach that built Edsels and Mercuries and later Galaxie 500, maybe LTDs and T-Birds.
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Re: An Unusual Snap-on Ratchet
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 11:24:32 PM »
Cool!!!
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Re: An Unusual Snap-on Ratchet
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 02:35:24 AM »
How about airplanes? 

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Re: An Unusual Snap-on Ratchet
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 06:29:00 AM »
It's an industrial.  Hard to find.  Nice to see one.
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Re: An Unusual Snap-on Ratchet
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 04:40:39 PM »
How about airplanes? 

Chilly

I think Ford was out of that business by the 50's.
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