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Forum topic by OleGrump posted 06-28-2020 09:18 PM 417 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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OleGrump

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06-28-2020 09:18 PM

Found this little gem over the weekend and couldn’t pass up on it. Wide half inch pine boards nailed to braces at the corners and for supporting the till. (which is still there, so many are missing) Possibly made from crate wood. The bottom has NO rot! Wonderfully aged varnish. Great vintage hardware all intact. Written in the bottom of the till in thick pencil is “Shank” (or “Shenk”) Hanover, pa.” Note how close the lid hinges are set. Only six inches between them. Looking at the hardware, seems like 1920s-30s….??? I’m open to other ideas for approximate date. After a brief bit of haggling, and adding sales tax, this chest cost me $38.16. I plan to just clean the wood first, then consider what, if any, minor repairs will be made to the lid. Looking forward to comments/input on this piece from my fellow jocks

-- OleGrump


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#1 posted 06-28-2020 09:51 PM

BTW, at a neighboring booth, there was another tool chest, which was more narrow, no hardware other than the hinges, missing the till (the supports were in place) and painted a sea-sick green sometime within the past 20 years. When I saw the tag marked ”$110”, I shut the lid, FAST, and moved on….. Don’t think that one is gonna move anytime soon.
At some point, I may use this chest for holding my “side” collection of tools made by known companies, but marked “Craftsman”. Seems like a good home for them, but we’ll see.
Oh, and I have a pretty spiffy vintage padlock that will go very nicely with this chest. Hot diggety!!!

-- OleGrump

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