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Offline OilyRascal

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Haven't been in a pawn shop in years....
« on: October 16, 2021, 03:32:22 PM »
I decided it was high time I be able to leave my jail cell here at home, and thought what better to do than go dig in a pawn shop for a while.  Over the years I had kept most pawn shops around here sucked dry of what I wanted of it.  I haven't been though in several years now so I was hoping today might produce some good finds.  Sure enough.  I will show them in more detail in another reply to this thread. 

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 06:18:07 PM by OilyRascal »
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Re: Haven't benn in a pawn shop in years....
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 03:38:59 PM »
This is a "Bechtel Corp"  9/16 combination wrench that smells like Proto.  First for me.  I assume it was made by Proto and branded for the Bechtel Corp.  Any insight here?  Is this common to do this?
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Re: Haven't benn in a pawn shop in years....
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 04:48:40 PM »
I have seen industrial machines with tools branded to match, often by Williams

Also Dresser owned SK for a bit I wouldn't be surprised to see oil field tools, made by SK and branded for industry

and Scaffold wrenches branded for  specific steel companies are prized by ironworkers ( Bethlehem steel for example)

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Re: Haven't been in a pawn shop in years....
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 11:16:48 PM »
Lately have had better luck with the Habitat stores, and some estate resell shops.   Older, better quality tools, even power tools.  Found a couple of estate closeout sales this past summer,  it all has to go, so it goes cheap.   
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