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    Posted 7 years ago

    Jewels
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    Hello, this is an old wooden box with handwriting on top. I can only make out baker...toms brook va. I love it! Found in barn sale. Thanks for looking!

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      If you can post some better pics-- I'd be happy to help decipher it.

      A larger picture showing the entire box top would be helpful.

      scott
    2. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hi Scott, I added a pic. I made out more: baker mount olive...toms brook...
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Looks very old and interesting, great find!!
    4. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Thank you vv, I love old boxes! Hide clutter, everything looks great!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I can't see it.

      Sorry, I am fairly good at reading older writing, but your photos are really messing with my eyes-- must be the contrast.

      scott
    6. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hi scott, I apologize for the photos, I have made out a little more, just cannot make out that last word. Thanks for tryimg, much appreciated. : )
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Mount Olive NC - Tom Brooks VA
      The last line could be a railroad abbreviation.
    8. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Ah thank you walk softly! Yes! Could be a & a something
    9. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      ---O & A & ??.?
    10. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hi walksoftly, yes, o & a & ?? There is a word under mount olive as well, hmmm. There is a town in VA called mount olive, so not sure. Thanks for your help, I like your idea about railroad abbreviation. That makes sense
    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      There was a railway Co. in Virginia called the Orange and Alexandria Railroad 1848-1867, it then merged with the Manassas Gap Railroad to become the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad 1867-1872.
      The word under Mount Olive could be a NC railway.
      The box could have been sent North to Manassas Junction on a NC railway then transferred over to the Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad for the remainder of the trip.
      All this is speculation of course.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Virginia_railroads
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_and_Alexandria_Railroad
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manassas_Gap_Railroad

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_Carolina_railroads
    12. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Omgoodness! Walk softly, I believe this is it! I believe orange and alexandria railroad. This is bakers box for transport. I suppose last name baker. Thank you so much. If true, I can date it as well.
    13. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      You're most welcome, it was a fun mystery, thanks for posting.
    14. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      I now believe that it is orange, Alexandria, and Manassas railroad 1867-1873. Thank you walks!
    15. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      I might go show it to the railroad museum.
    16. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Do you live in that part of the US?
    17. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Yes I do, found in a barn sale from a lady who goes and collects stuff to sell. She called it a Shenandoah valley box based on the toms brook being written on it. Thanks again!
    18. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      What was this used for? How big is it, what was inside it?
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      I love boxes too. I figured out why not that long ago...not only can you stuff them, but when you find them, it seems there's always a surprise in them :)
    20. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hi Valentino, just a guess, but I believe for transporting items, used again and again. It is about a foot and a half long x a foot wide. When I found it there was nothing inside. :) Hi share, so true! I remember as a kid putting stuff in shoe boxes and such and finding them again later was so much fun!
    21. lundy lundy, 7 years ago
      hope you had a great day ,
    22. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      I did! You too Lundy--hope yours was great!
    23. lundy lundy, 7 years ago
      awesome ,

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