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Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:34:58 PM »
Been after one of these funky little rats for a while, and even a blind squirrel finds a nut every so often.

They also made a 1/2 drive version, 4429.
They were discontinued at some point, and the 3429 part number was recycled for their bent flex head ratchet, which are still sold new.

This one was made in 1964. Single pawl, 41 teeth. In very good shape, I'd venture a guess that it may be unused and just has a bit of drawer rash.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 09:36:52 PM by Davethorik »

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 10:36:39 PM »
 Very nice!! ..... and congrats on the great find


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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 10:57:46 PM »
Interesting ratchet and in excellent condition, congrats on the find.


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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 12:25:31 AM »
Very cool, never seen one before.

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 11:13:46 AM »
Gang,

I've never seen this model before, not even in a catalog.

Very cool offset ratchet.  And, the tootsie roll grip is in good shape :-\
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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 05:24:44 PM »
Thanks guys. It's hard to tell but the Tootsie Roll was actually pressed on crooked. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers!

Random fact- the Tootsie Roll grips were not made by Wright, but instead Karman Rubber in Akron, Ohio. Wright bought them and pressed them on to their ratchets. They never made Tootsie Roll grips in 1/4 drive, just 3/8 and 1/2.

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 06:28:47 PM »
Mmm never seen one either.
Beaut condition.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 07:05:01 PM »
3429 (1964)
3428 flex (1971)
3400 (1961)
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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
3429 (1964)
3428 flex (1971)
3400 (1961)

You have a breaker bar with the tootsie roll grip?

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2019, 08:21:50 AM »
Nope, no Tootsie Roll breakers

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2019, 09:52:22 AM »
I've got one.  Will try to post a pic soon.

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2019, 01:06:47 PM »
Nice find!

I had a Tootsie Roll rat once. Didn't do much for me, so I sold it. But that bent one does have an appeal. Do you know when they were discontinued?

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2019, 01:27:04 PM »
Nope, no Tootsie Roll breakers

I had one, I think I sold it to M_fumich??????






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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2019, 03:19:23 PM »
Ah, just get a HF breaker and wrap hockey tape around the handle. Nobody will know.  :-X

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Re: Wright 3429 offset 3/8 ratchet
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2019, 03:20:57 PM »
Ah, just get a HF breaker and wrap hockey tape around the handle. Nobody will know.  :-X

Heretic!  :-\