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Old 12-18-2014, 11:21 PM  
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I was at one of our jobs yesterday, talking with the Foreman, when a guy I didn't know come walking by. Now, this Foreman is kinda young so I says to him "Look-an old school plumber".

"How can you tell?" He asked.

"Dudes got a striker and a 4" Crescent hangin' from his belt."

By that time, the plumber was close enough to hear us.

"It's for my B Tank" he says.

Yep. In the 56 years I knew my dad, he never once was without a 4" Crescent, and he used his for a B tank, too. I didn't think anyone even used them anymore. I haven't seen one on a job in years. We all had a nice conversation about the good old days, and it reminded me of these old tools that my dad left me:

















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Very cool old tools...

I still have and use a B bottle.

Carpenter used to have several sharp hand saws, 6' folding rule,
tri square and a block plane that would shave a hair off a hair.

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Awesome! I have the exact same Ridgid pipe threader!
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Awesome! I have the exact same Ridgid pipe threader!
Me too, I even have the square dies...
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Is that a 230 or 250 chev engine in the background?
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Is that a 230 or 250 chev engine in the background?
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Is that a 230 or 250 chev engine in the background?
That's actually a 230, but everyone knows the only way to tell the difference is to measure the stroke. Put a 250 rotating assy in and it's a 250. I'm building a 292 for my baby, a '68 Panel once owned by an old school plumber named Rossi. (tracking down a rattle, I found a old. wore out B-tank regulator, and the key is stamped 'Rossi')That, and the wooden floor is saturated with cutting oil!
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Me too, I even have the square dies...
Awesome! I'd love to find a driver head to go with. Dad's was lost over the years.
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Phenomenal collection going there man.
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There is a collectors market for the wood handle Stillson wrenches if you are inclined to turn them into cash.
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Can I get a little help on what some of those are and what their primary functions are?

Both my Grandfathers did some plumbing so I have a lot of old tools.

What were the straight chisels in the center of the second picture for specifically? I've been using them as cold chisels to chip away cement or whatever.
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What were the straight chisels in the center of the second picture for specifically? I've been using them as cold chisels to chip away cement or whatever.
Those are lead working irons, not chisels, they are used in relation to yarning and packing lead joints in hub and spigot cast iron, we still use them in Chicago.
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Well I'll be darned...

Sadly, they're going to remain chisels under my care.
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There are "C" ,"B" and "M" bottles any guesses as to what that stands for?
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Would you mind selling some of them I am a collector
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I know MC stood for motorcycle. The head lights were gas burners, about 10 cf. if I recall correctly.

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Exactly... M =motorcycle C=car and B = bus

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