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Forum topic by imker posted 06-10-2017 08:46 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 6 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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