Old tool pricing

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Old 03-08-19, 03:09 PM
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Old tool pricing

This is a bit off topic, but hopefully someone can help. I recently inherited some tools from my father. Most of the tools are standard tools, but I did receive one set of flat wrenches in a leather pouch. There are no markings on the wrenches (as far as manufacturer goes. They do a what looks like a part#, then the wrench size).

Does anyone know of a website where I could post a pic and find out a guesstimate on the price? I've already tried ebay and put in the part# (LTA-1618) and the size (9/16), but all of them came up with names (e.g. Snap On). My wrenches ae blank when it comes to the name.

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Andy
 
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Old 03-08-19, 05:51 PM
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LTA is a Snap-On wrench prefix. I believe the L means long.
It's very possible that early (vintage) Snap-On wrenches didn't have the company brand.
Maybe those are an early Asian clone.

If you have a picture..... post it here.
 
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You might be right PJ. Here's a couple of pics:

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Interesting. I've been using Snap On tools for 40+ years and have never seen that style from them. The part number brand looks like theirs but not that raised design on the handle.

We'll need to get some input from the old guys like Marksr.
 
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Blue Point a subsidiary of Snap-On had the raised face.
 
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So now I'm an old guy I guess the shoe fits
Snap On tools were always out of my price range. While I do have a few snap on tools they are ones that I found on the side of the road or in an old car. I have no idea as to the worth of those wrenches but I'd be inclined to keep them
 
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For what you'll get for them, my advice would be to hold onto them. If you're at all inclined to do some of your own mechanical work you will most likely want another set eventually anyway. If that's not in the cards, clean them up a bit, wipe them with a lightly oiled rag to prevent rust, and set them on the shelf. Then, down the road when a buddy bails you out of a broken lawn mower or whatever, and you're thinking you want to give him something, hand him the set of wrenches in lieu of cash. Anyone who uses wrenches on a regular basis has more than one or two sets.
 
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Yeah. What aka Pedro said. You'd be lucky to get $10 for them on eBay. Minus shipping.
 
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Thanks for all the advice. Not a bad idea to "gift them" down the road.
 
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