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Category: Antique and Vintage Tool Boxes

An antique tool box (also spelled toolbox) or tool chest is the fitting home for a set of treasured tools. In the early 20th century, t… Go to tool boxes

Category: Antique Tools and Hardware

The history of tools and hardware tells the story of two conflicting impulses. The first was the urge—or, more likely, the necessity—to… Go to tools and hardware

Category: Vintage Snap-on Tools

Like S-K and other American tool manufacturers, Snap-on was founded in 1920 to make wrenches, primarily for mechanics. The company was … Go to snap-on tools

Category: Antique and Vintage Hammers

If you could pick just one tool that’s sure to be in every tool box, whether it belongs to a novice do-it-yourselfer or a skilled carpe… Go to hammers

Category: Antique Chisels

The manufacture of wood chisels took off in the United States in the late 1800s, when tool companies such as Buck Brothers, James Swan,… Go to chisels

Category: Antique and Vintage Box Cameras

Box cameras rely on the most basic form of photographic technology, utilizing a sealed rectangular container with a fixed focus lens on… Go to box cameras

Category: Cigar Box Labels

As with many examples of vintage ephemera, cigar-box labels started to become commonplace in the middle of the 19th century, when chrom… Go to cigar box labels

Category: Vintage S-K Tools

With its roots going back to 1914, when Mason Sherman and Noah Klove founded the Sherman-Klove Company in Chicago, S-K Tools (also wide… Go to s-k tools

Category: Antique and Vintage Millers Falls Tools

The roots of Millers Falls Company tools go back to 1861, when Levi Gunn and Charles Amidon, who were working at the time for the Green… Go to millers falls

Category: Vintage Williams Tools

J. H. Williams & Co. was founded in 1882 in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York. The company's first patents, credited to Willia… Go to williams tools

Category: Vintage Bonney Tools

Founded in Philadelphia in 1877 as the Bonney Vise & Tool Works, the company that would become known as Bonney Forge & Tool Works began… Go to bonney tools

Category: Antique Sewing Boxes and Baskets

Before mass-produced clothing became affordable, sewing was a way of life for people around the globe. Most often, women were charged w… Go to sewing boxes and baskets

Category: Antique Snuff Boxes

Inhaling snuff, or snuffing, as it is also called, was first witnessed by a European in 1493, when Friar Ramón Pane, who had arrived in… Go to snuff boxes

Category: Vintage Lunch Boxes and Thermoses

The lunch box as we think of it today was born in 1935. That’s when a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, company called Geuder, Paeschke, and Frey l… Go to lunch boxes and thermoses

Category: Collectible Boxed Vinyl Record Sets

Vinyl records are packaged as a boxed set for two main reasons. In the first instance, the box is simply an elaborate container for mul… Go to boxed record sets

Category: Antique and Vintage Benches and Stools

Stools, generally defined as seats without backs, are among the earliest types of wooden furniture ever made; ancient Egyptians, for ex… Go to benches and stools

Category: Antique and Vintage Sewing Tools

While a vintage Singer, White, or Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine may be the most visible object in a sewer’s studio, most seamstresses … Go to sewing tools

Category: Vintage Jukeboxes

The first coin-operated phonograph made its debut at the Palais Royale in San Francisco in 1889. The brainchild of Louis Glass and Will… Go to jukeboxes

Category: Vintage Tackle Boxes

Vintage tackle boxes are an angler’s best friend, the key to keeping their favorite spinners, plugs, minnows, and other lures from gett… Go to tackle boxes

Category: Wax Packs and Trading Card Boxes

Wax packs, also called unopened packs, are collectible cards still in their original packaging. Similarly, trading-card boxes are unope… Go to wax packs and card packs