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Old 07-07-2011, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
That's cool, I have an old military 5/16" SnapOn ratchet.

I have a Snap-On 5/8" drive set that I got back in the early 70's, but I think they still had them until just a few years ago. The story behind mine, I was told, was they came from an assembly plant in Michigan where the ratchets were kept at the assembly line attached to a small steel cable to prevent employee theft and the sockets weren't stolen because nobody wanted them. Apparently these were special items because the ratchet handle has a lanyard ring for the cable welded to the handle that was chrome plated as part of the tool.

For some reason no one ever wanted to borrow sockets!
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