What is it? Metal thingamajig

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Bev aka thelmasstuff, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    3 3/4" long and the hole would fit a large allen wrench. Seems to be solid.

    One side says IN with an arrow pointing left and below that CM-13. The other side says OUT with an arrow pointing right. The manufacturer's name and address J.W. Chapman, Kensington CT, USA.

    IMG_6909.jpg IMG_6912.jpg IMG_6913.jpg
     
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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    reversible ratchet wrench
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i concur
     
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  4. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    For tightening nuts on bolts
    IN = Tighten
    OUT = Loosen

    Nice looking patina
     
  5. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    If hubby had been home I'd have asked him but we've been really busy. When he walked in and saw it he asked what I was doing with a ratchet. Doh. I'm going through my mother's tool boxes. She was the fix-it person in our house.
     
  6. lptools

    lptools Member

    Hello, That ratchet was part of a set, usually found in a yellow vinyl pouch. Different insert bits in different sets. I am betting that the hex opening on yours is 1/4". I have one around here somewhere, I will try to post a pic.
     
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  7. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    hex 003.JPG hex 002.JPG
    or 5/16" or 3/16"
     
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  8. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  9. lptools

    lptools Member

    Hello, Terry. I didn't know that Chapman made other drive sizes (the hex opening in the ratchet). The ratchet posted by Bev is a CM-13, which is definitely a 1/4" drive. Here is a Chapman Set No. 1316, screwdriver and Allen bits. Regards, Lou
     

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  10. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I'll be looking through the tool boxes for the rest of the set. It's probably all there, but scattered.
     
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