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Forum topic by Dallas posted 05-14-2012 10:49 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2012 10:49 PM

Yesterday the wife wanted to go out to the flea market and since it was Mother’s Day, how could I refuse?

We wandered around for about 3 hours looking at antique glass ware and some western roping saddles.

At one place, this feller had a bunch of tools in bins with each bin marked $1 or $2 or $3.

I saw the end of what looked like a Yankee drill in the $1 bin so I started digging and came up withthese treasures.

Yankee 131A (works well)

Dunlap, Made in Germany, drill. No part number. (Works Well)

3 Irwin brace bits. (6, 8 and 12)

1 – 5/8” Chicago Latrobe paddle/auger bit

and one Craftsman brace bit (8/16”) marked 41755 I can’t seem to find any information on this bit. P/N 41755 comes back to Craftsman screw drivers.

After a bit of haggling I got the seller to let me have these fine pieces for the handsome sum of $3.50.

I was a very happy camper.

The picture is after I put the bits though the electrolytic cleaning tub.

The wife? She didn’t buy anything.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 11:07 PM

Great find!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 11:16 PM

Great find, Dallas. Back when I lived in Franklin, (nearly 40 years ago) there were old tools to be found at every garage sale or flea market in the area. At the time I was more interested in old car parts, so I let a lot of good stuff get away. I’m sure in the last couple of decades, the collectors have discovered most of the good stuff.

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 11:22 PM

Tim, at yard sales around here, most of what we find is junk and/or the owners want new prices.
This flea market is up at Jewett, on the second weekend of every month and vendors come from as NAcadoches, D/FW, Austin and Houston. It’s amazing how many are now setting up in nice expensive motorhomes, trying to make some cash to keep from losing house and home!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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