Vintage Challenger Fine Tools Warrior Combination #2095 24pc. Socket Set. 1/4", 3/8" square drive. Set is complete and all original! Includes green steel case and black plastic tool organizer. Paper advertising attached to lid interior. Advertising label features Warrior artwork and states: "challenger's Warrior combination" "Good Tools Make The Hands Stronger". "Challenger Tool Co., P.O. Box 3519 Terminal Annex, Los Angeles, Calif. 90054". Small round logo reads: "Pendleton Tool Industries, Inc." "Special Sale Save, Ind. Item Value $28.61, Now Only $21.75. Factory Guaranteed - Made in America". " 'Pic-Quick' stops all 'Tool Fumbling'. No wasted time - no -frustration - because exact-fit 'Contours' keep tools in correct places". "NO. 2095" (No date or copyright on the advertising.) Advertising specifies:
1/4" Drive Items:
9 - 6 Point Sockets 3/16" to 1/2"
1 Spinner Handle
3/8" Drive Items:
8 - 12 Pt. Sockets 9/16" to 1 "
Ratchet, Round Head Spark Plug Socket 13/16"
1/4 F to 3/8" Male Adapter
Steel Tool Box
Reversible ratchet head marked: "challenger 1260-2. MFD. U.S.A.". Spinner head marked: "Challenger 1063 U.S.A.". All other parts numbered and marked "Challenger MFD. U.S.A."
All tools are in excellent condition and look barely used! Slight paint splattering noted on 1/4" drive handle and spark plug socket.
Challenger green steel box features two exterior latches and a "challenger Fine Tools" gold metallic label on top right corner. It is in extremely good vintage condition, with exception of some paint spatters on the right front edge and some minor scratches, scuffing. Latches securely. Exterior measures 17 3/8"l x 5 1/4"w x 2"h. Black plastic "Pick-Quick" interior liner is in awesome condition except for one small hole on right side of ratchet compartment (pictured in photo).
History: In 1957, the famous Plomb Tool Company's name was changed to Pendleton Tool Industries, Inc. Ingersoll-Rand acquired Pendleton Tool Industries, Inc. in 1964 as a wholly owned subsidiary. It operated as a division of the Ingersoll-Rand Division known as the Proto Tool Division. One of its manufacturing plants was located in Los Angeles. Ingersoll-Rand was acquired by Stanley Tools in 1984. Cannot be sure, but since all tools in this set are marked Challenger, think it dates to the mid 1960's. Extremely scarce in this original complete condition!! A fine addition to any tool collection! $125
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