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Posted 3 years ago

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Purchased at Thrift Store yrs ago we have used it to store a few magazines. It is all hand carved sits on 4 biscuit type feet. Has a heavy removeable galvenized liner with handles. Pic 4 shows hollow feet on bottom of liner so it dosen't sit directly on floor of container. Liner shows no marks of being used.No makers marks. No veneer quarter sawn oak. I think it is very old. Am I correct on it's intended use? Coal Storage? Thanks for your help, glad to share

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    That would be a scuttle box also known as a scuttle box coal hod. A very nice find and regardless of where it was made, being hand carved and original liner probably worth a couple hundred minimum. Lots of carved ones from England.
  2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks a lot fhrjr2 When I looked up coal hod all I could find was what I called coal buckets or for hot coals
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Ok, try this link or search for antique wooden scuttle box. The one at the link below is an example of what I am talking about. If you look at the pictures you will see the liner and even the handles on it are the same as yours.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-coal-tinder-wood-hod-scuttle-box-w-liner-ships-viking-maritime-treasure-/270909914040?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f137d3bb8
  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    thanks vansky
  5. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks fhrjr for the website info. A little different being covered with brass plate and not hand carved. Still similar
  6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks scotts we just had an old pot belly wood stove. Ran out of wood during a cold winter and my dad burned old railroad ties. made a hot fire but oatmeal tasted like creseote. Bet we smelled like it also
  7. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Would never do it now, but not in charge then
  8. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks cwork
  9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    If you do a search for hand carved or decorative antique wooden scuttle boxes you will find oodles of them. Most of the wooden ones listed on eBay are exotic hardwoods like rosewood or mahogany but have the same liner as yours. You can also find the better ones on sites like Ruby Lane.
  10. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    thanks fhrj2 I'll give it a shot

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