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Offline international3414

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handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« on: December 19, 2021, 09:10:34 AM »
picked up yesterday,sold only at wool worth stores...wonder who made these?

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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 08:06:56 AM »
I don't know who made them.  Theres a Handy Tool & Mfg. Co. Inc. in Brooklyn starting 1948.  A search of that address shows a flea market/thrift shop.
I have two 1/2 inch micrometers and the Handy is much nicer than the much cheaper no name one which is mostly cast zinc or zamac.
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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 08:11:16 PM »
Handy 1/2" Micrometer. I have one too, looks like Al may have the luxury model with the ratchet stop?
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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2021, 10:17:04 AM »
It may be a later model but definely not deluxe.  Its a "fake" ratchet stop.  It does help to spin it faster, but no ratchet.  On either of the mics I posted.
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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2021, 05:43:07 PM »
^ looks like something that Steelcraft would have peddled, maybe? check ITCL for Steelcraft catalogs - I just sent them a bunch of them. (https://archive.org/details/internationaltoolcataloglibrary?query=four.cycle&sort=-publicdate )

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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2021, 06:51:11 PM »
interesting looking thru steelcraft,saw 0-1",not sure 0-1/2" would be very popular??

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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 06:13:51 PM »
^ looks like something that Steelcraft would have peddled, maybe? check ITCL for Steelcraft catalogs - I just sent them a bunch of them. (https://archive.org/details/internationaltoolcataloglibrary?query=four.cycle&sort=-publicdate )
Wow! Cool archive. Thanks for the link and thanks for your contributions to the archive. Nice!

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Re: handy tool 1/2" made in the usa
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 08:40:43 PM »
no problem. ;)

link for most recent uploads at ITCL:

https://archive.org/details/internationaltoolcataloglibrary?&sort=-publicdate&page=2

the site administrator, Mark Stansbury, has been uploading stuff like mad recently since receiving his new scanner. you might want to check back oftent there.

you might want to check out this as a reference source as well: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/threads/list-of-manufacturers-and-brands-of-mechanics-hand-tools.491667/

(most up-to-date copy of list will be at the last post of that thread.)