I found this in a box of new parts, anyone know what it is?
Bob - Hard to determine the size but it looks quite small compared to the linked rubber floor mat joint. If it's as small as it seems, it might be a universal joint that's part of a very old antique socket set. I guess if a penny, dime or quarter was laying there beside it, one would know if it's the size of an automotive drive line type U-joint, or very small like part of an old socket set,......harold
PTO shaft U joint
Thanks Harold, looks like you're doing all the big thinking! LOL A fellow emailed me and said it's part of an antique socket set. Thanks!
It also resembles the u-joint that was part of an aftermarket power steering kit for farm tractors of the late thirties -early fifties that I had a couple of at one time.
Looks like the one for the PTO on my Bolens lawn tractor
Universal joint for a 100 year old socket set.
Picked this one up at an estate sale - note universal joint on the right side:
Here Billings & Spencer set that I picked up that is significantly higher quality than the Chicago Mfg above.
The sockets in the Chicago set are cast iron and pretty crude. The Billings & Spencer sockets are steel and the ratchet is very high quality.
Again, note the u-joint:
Yup, seems it does probably go to a socket set, a fellow by the name of Tim emailed me and recognized it. He has 2 socket sets that can use it. Going in the mail to him tomorrow to make his set complete!
Eric, they are sure well preserved sets you have, very nice. Thanks for everyone's input!