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Late getting round tuit, but last Saturday I saw a Yard Sale listed on CL not too far from home. The main items shown that I had interest were two portable air compressors, both old style oil pumps; one electric, one gas. My well over 40 y/o Sanborn? died a few weeks ago. So, off I went...Saw only one air compressor sitting in the yard which appeared to be a home shop conversion; As customary I wander around to see what else is there first. A table with a couple of big boxes full of "tools" mostly marked $1 that appeared this had not been their first yard sale appearance. Thanks in advance for looking. Comments/questions are always appreciated. Don't forget to pick-up your candy wrappers & drink containers at the end of the tour. Anyways here's what I came home with... Top turned out to be a Central Tool (not H-F) pen vice; Next two are ratcheting, fixed shank Phillips screwdrivers similar to Stanley's; more on those down the line Bottom is 3/8" socket wood chisel. Pen vice is a tad crusty...will it clean up? Stay tuned... Wood chisel is a bit crusty as well but under the rust I found Ben Hur and underneath that is USA. The best I can determine so far, Ben Hur was an in-house branded name of the old Van Camp Hardware & Iron Company, Indianapolis, IN Interesting they (Van Camp)were able to trade-mark the brand; Our County seat is home to the General Lew Wallace, the author of the book, Ben Hur The two screwdrivers; both are marked the same, Model 527 and that little tri-angle, Manufacturer Steel Corporation, Germany, U.S. Zone. With that mark, these were made sometime between 1946 & 1954 in occupied Germany. the two are identical except one had what appears to have been a red lacquer painted handle, the other black; the tip on this one looks more like a #2 Phillips where on the other more pointed like #1 Phillips.. This one appears to have suffered a bit more and actually appears to made inferior to the above one. Oh, the display table...not that I needed it but...A Black & Decker 425 Workmate...top is not the multi-layer ply nor the frame aluminum. but it does have the fold over front vise to act as down clamp. Oh yeah, why did I go there looking? Turns out this was a from the factory 5 HP gas powered, twin cylinder, single stage Speedaire (Grainger in-house brand)...guy said it will start-up on first pull... dang, it did too...pumped up, has the pneumatic governor pressure switch which works; while running I open the tank drain, no moisture, rust, or anything discharged...he had replaced one wheel and had the other yet to put on So I never had saw a price on the A/C until we loaded it ($150); he told me initially he would take $100; Workmate marked $25, (4) tool items = $4. I offered $100 and he helped me load I plan to take the electric motor, pressure switch, etc. off the old Sanborn and swap to this unit; will then convert the Sanborn tank to auxiliary surge tank (tank was replaced under a Sanborn safety recall maybe 20 years ago) As for the other items refurb mostly done...sorry lighting was not so good; what appears to be rust is reflection from my red/rust colored t-shirt; still need to sharpened the chisel but my honing guide needs refurbed too I may just clear coat the handles leaving the that much original...depends when I get some more round-tuits Once cleaned up, both shanks have R (backwards) 7? C (backwards) 7? - SS 2; sorry for the blurry picture
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