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Posted 5 years ago


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This old chest belonged to my grandfather's moving and storage company in Highland Park, Il. I was told that they used these before the advent of cardboard boxes for packing china and like items. I tried searching for the manufacturer out of Indiana, but to no avail. I was wondering if you could tell me approximately how old it was and what its' worth might be. The only thing that I can see missing is the rope handles on the sides that were used to lift the chest.

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  1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 5 years ago
    I had one of these but it had advertising for a wholesale grocery supply co.out of Denver. They would fill the orders for small rural General stores and send them out in these.
  2. benjclark benjclark, 5 years ago
    Try checking with whatever local level historical organization would cover Peru, Indiana - like a county historical society. They may be able to help. I like this a lot!

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