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Forum topic by imker posted 06-10-2017 08:46 AM 1859 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2017 08:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: traditional question toolchest tool chest box wilkinson

hi folks,

recently I found this lilltle tool chest and could not resist. so i bought it.
Thought i share this with you.

After a gentle clean up.

It came without tools, inside box, key and further information.

It is fairly small (50cm wide, 20cm high and 28cm deep)

The hinges have a stamped patent date on their back side: Oct. 31 1881
I think it is made out of oak, but i am not shure.

Any suggestion on the date? And purpose?
Anyone seem similar chest?


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#1 posted 06-10-2017 04:32 PM

Nice little tool chest. Those handles are bangin’

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 06-10-2017 04:36 PM

Very very nice. Time to build a tray and fill the box up.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 10:27 AM

A great tool chest. As Wayne said, fill it up!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 06-11-2017 12:11 PM

I agree, fill it up and make the tray. Looks like it may be made out of chestnut, can’t be certain just by a picture. Have fun, make some dust.!

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#5 posted 06-11-2017 01:28 PM

I agree those handles are outstanding.

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#6 posted 09-13-2019 09:08 PM

I have the same chest, same handles too. Yours in in much better condition though. What wood do you think it is?

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#7 posted 03-24-2020 08:51 PM

NICE FIND!!! I’ll have to use the computer to convert centipedes to inches, so I’ll know how big it is, but DAMN, that is one GREAT tool chest. No one could blame you for wanting to bring THAT baby home!!!

-- OleGrump

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