Large Vintage Military Toolbox Original Paint Wood Construction w/Steel Trim & Brass Hardware Most Likely 1920's to World War II Era - For Sale
Large Vintage Military Toolbox Original Paint Wood Construction w/Steel Trim & Brass Hardware Most Likely 1920's to World War II Era
I am not an expert on all things military but this appears to be an Army tool box for field use in repair of heavy equipment such as planes, tanks, tracked vehicles, or large guns. It probably would mount in the back of a jeep on hangers and then driven to the item needing repair. Based on what I can see of its construction, I would guess it to be from the 1920-1940 era. It measures a good size 34"L X19.25"H X 18.25"W and is wood construction with thick metal plate trim, brass hardware (they were painted), and a ton of the old style flat head screws. It is built to military specs and weighs upwards of 90lbs empty. The top appears to be a couple layers of solid oak and overall it would survive anything short of a direct shell hit.When found, the front wood cover was missing unfortunately. With that door most likely went the original stenciling and I have no reference to other pieces such as this. The door was rebuilt which removes and flips for in use position and the paint computer matched to the rest of this chest. It is shown in the last two photo's. I will leave any stenciling up to the buyer which presents a nice opportunity for personal affiliation. Other than that, things are complete and it is being offered as shown. All other paint is original and has been cleaned up to be suitable for inside display. Behind the front cover are the 3 original drawers which are dovetailed and screwed and operate perfectly. There are various compartments in the drawers for tools and replacement parts and everything is as sound as day one. Each of the drawer dividers are sunk into the drawer bottom to be watertight.The very bottom has thick wood runners and things are extremely sound.