SOCKETS! C. 1910s Frank Mossberg No. 350 Socket Set In Original Box

Regular price $48.00

It’s the orange hand-painted SOCKETS on the lid that drew me to this old socket wrench set, but I was glad to open it and find quite an excellent early set inside, made by Frank Mossberg Co, Attleboro, MA (1913 patent)—and certainly a good socket set is a useful thing to have around!  Mossberg was an important early maker of wrenches, automotive tools, and especially interchangeable socket sets, defining and dominating the early market  and laying the groundwork for the later development of interchangeable socket tools. A nice one for a tool collector with an appreciation of folky boxes, or for the collector of folky boxes with an appreciation of good tools!

Box measures 12 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 2 7/8". All pictured included. The box shows wear/some surface splitting to front bottom corners as pictured, but is stable and sturdy. Hinges in good shape and front hook latches tight.