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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Hi all new to this site
    unfortunately my grandfather has passed away and iv been given the sad job of moving on all his old tool.
    Iv come across this BDS tool kit but I have no idea what is is can anyone help me

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    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Heavy duty auto machinists tools set
      BDS was originally B. (Bert) Draper & Sons, Ltd
      Now known as just Draper Tool Company Ltd. in the UK
    2. ectiger9, 6 years ago
      Nice one wasn't expecting a reply so quickly, never new BDS is now draper.
      do we know what it is used for??
    3. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Are you in the UK and what kind of vehicle did your grandfather own? Was he an auto mechanic? - The way I traced back Draper was I found the old BDS emblem was used on an AC Cars, Ltd. (Auto Carriers, Ltd.) auto repair kit, but it may have been from any British made vehicle (Jag, Rolls, Rover, etc.). - The tools may also be stamped individually and it appears some of them are missing. - These weren't cheap tools, obviously very well made.
    4. Ericocon Ericocon, 6 years ago
      Hi ectiger9,
      Welcome to the board.
      Sorry to hear about your Grandfather, but I fully understand what it is like trying to deal with stuff afterwards. It's hard :-(
      Great looking tool set, I would look at ebay, sold items to get an idea of value by auction, we've been selling a lot of our parents items to dealers, normally at about 1/3-1/2 the value sold on ebay, except on certain items.
      It is a good way to get an idea though of the value
    5. ectiger9, 6 years ago
      My grandfather had lot of car from a E type to a Moris minor he was a drains master by trade but he was always in his garage working on cars he had 4 double garages/barns with all sorts in

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