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Old 08-04-2019, 02:07 PM
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The old socket set


Dad bought a new Toyota Corona Mk II wagon in 1972. He also bought a metric socket set. As a teen, I used it to work on my motorcycles (mostly changing spark plugs in those two-stroke engines). I don't know when I, erm... 'appropriated' it; but dad died in 1998. I've had it at least a couple/few years before that. It's been my go-to socket set since the mid-'70s. I have no idea what the brand is. Dad usually bought Craftsman tools, but this set isn't that. The only markings other than the sizes are the JAPAN stamps.

The paint was wearing off, and there was a little bit of surface rust on the box; so I found as near to the original colour I could find in the hardware store's limited selection of Rust-Oleum spray paint. It's very, very close.

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