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Old 02-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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I know that many people here have very impressive tool collections because they A. Have a place to keep them or B. Have been working on their cars long enough to warrant an investment into the proper instruments.

I A. Never had a place to keep them and B. Never had a place or money to work on my car so tools were never a priority.

But... I do have some tools laying around. Some open end/box wrenches not even full consecutive sets just most common sizes, assortment of pliers, vice grips, hammers. Wrenches don't even have a brand name on them, so I don't know where they came from. Really mundane ****, nothing spectacular.

But the pinnacle of my tool collection is a Soviet made set of metric sockets. We brought them with us when we defected in 1991. Someone told my parents that everything will be so expensive you may have to fix your own car, so bring tools.

I don't know much about tools, but they seem to be very good quality. Sockets range from 12 - 32. Sadly one of the extensions is broken, if someone could suggest how to fix it, I would.

For those that dont know, in the USSR, everything had a preset price. Sometimes tools were even engraved with a price, for obvious reasons. Hell I have a shoe horn that we brought with us that was stamped with 15 kopeks.

The tag says "38 rubels". Consider how much that really is if the highest salary anyone earned legally back then was 120 rubels.

So yea. Thats my tools. Comments? Thoughts? Someone wanna tell me what "H" is, other then being the Russian N. My parents don't even remember.
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**** those are old, do some research on them, maybe the H is the name of the company. If you really didn't care about them id sell them on eBay, some idiot would probably pay a decent amount you never know. Some idiot bought a grilled cheese that looked like Mother Mary for who knows how much, Katrina water...ect. But if you like them and they have been in the family, go to that antiques road show lmao and see how much their worth.
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I love stuff like this. I'd keep it, if I were you.
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^ what do you think I use to take my car apart?

Of course im keeping them.
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Nah, cant be.

Thats not an H on them, its technically an N after translation.

Besides, think of the iron curtain.
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Do you have more pictures of the ratchet? It looks like an odd design.
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Do you have more pictures of the ratchet? It looks like an odd design.
They are in the garage but if you want more pics after this explanation ill get some more pics. But it is odd, definitely something you dont see today. It ratchets in one direction only. The center piece, that the sockets attach to can be pushed from one side to the other to change direction.
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^ what do you think I use to take my car apart?

Of course im keeping them.
They look well used, so I personally would not have a problem using them, as long as care was taken not to break them... use other sockets with an impact or breaker bar for the heavy stuff.
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In Soviet Russia, tools.... nevermind. Too easy.

Nice set of old tools.
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Oh man those are hella cool!!!
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Very nice dude, reminds me of the past. I was born there, hehe.
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I have some soviet currency somewhere
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Very nice dude, reminds me of the past. I was born there, hehe.
Where?
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