I have a disease, I collect tools. I have my day to day working stuff & then I have old stuff that I pick up (like 28 bench vises..). Last month I picked up an old Proto 1427 with the hex handle. It was split, but I glued it back together. What I'm looking for is a source of the old style Proto octagonal handles?
Today I picked up a small horsecock (for $2) that is cracked & has a knackered handle. I'd like to put an old style octagonal handle on that after I repair the crack. Any idea who made it? it's only 4 1/2 in long:
I already cleaned up the faces:
The face above is barely 5/8in across & the barrel end is a little ober an inch wide.
Here's the crack, i guess someone used it as a prybar...