First off, Happy Holidays to all!
I see that the Midwest Region is offering 1922 ? 1928 and 1932 ? 1936 tool pouches and tool rolls. Are 1929 ? 1931 tool pouches/rolls the same? Were the tool kits the same for all models in a given year? I would appreciate if somebody would be good enough to E-mail me photos of the inside and outside of an original 1931. [email protected]
The tools for 1929 and 1930 were the same.
I have a set of color photos of the tools from my ’29 which I’ve published in the Great Lakes Region newsletter "The Archer". I can e-mail them to you as well as anyone else that wants them. I just ask that they be for personal use only.
I’ve assembled a very complete set of tools and most were made by "Fairmount".
I have been collecting Pierce tools for about 15 years and have gathered quite a lot of information and pictures. I always try to photograph original tool bags or tools when I find a car with original equipment. I literally have enough information to write a book on this topic. I’ve also got dozens of Pierce script wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers etc and quite a number of different pouches and bags.
I have copies of most all the Owners Manual Listings as well as the parts book tool kit listings from 1907 through 1935. There are no picture of tools, so you need to go by descriptions, and original car equipment.
What about tool bags??
The Series 80’s started with Billings tools and transitioned to Fairmount. I have Billings and Fairmount "tagged" bags with Series 80 Tools. These were very similar rolls and Karl has done a great service in reproducing these bags. None of the 80/81 bags were silkscreened with Pierce on them (at least that I’ve ever seen). The correct tool rool for 29-31 is unknown to me, as I’ve never found an original 29-31 car WITH a tool roll in it. It probably wont help much, but the Series 80 Tool Bag is P/N 101661. The 1928 Series 81 is also 101661. The 1929 P/N is 727770 and the same part number 727770 is in the 1930 Parts book. The 1931 Parts book does not list a "bag only", but lists a complete tool roll as P/N 750250.
For 1932, the "bag only" is listed as a 750251 Bag-Envelope, Brown Duck.
My belief, based on the long winded answer above is that the 1931 cars used P/N 750251 Envelope style bag which we’ve reproduced. (the p/n must have been taken out in 1931 to be one digit from the complete roll offered in 1931).
I’m always looking for very original cars with original tools (any year except Series 80/81 as I have plenty I think).