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Posted 4 years ago

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I found this at an estate sale in an incredible home one block from the beach in Margate, NJ. For those of you who know Margate, you know why I wanted to get to this sale. Luckily I was at a teacher's conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Instead of eating lunch guess where I went?????

I found this round box which has some age to it. Looks like the original handle is missing, but the "box" is in good condition. I wanted to see what kinds of nails they used to tack in. To my surpriser under 10X magnification I could see the tiny wooden pegs, everywhere. Of course so newer nails were added later.

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  1. Jewels Jewels, 4 years ago
    I love it!
  2. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
    I love it ,great find, i don't know about "of coarse"because usual, bad repair happen...
    In your case that's fabulous,nothing was done.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    jewels thanks for kind words. Alan thank you for your comment as well. I was just saying it looks like newer nails were sunk to help it stay together but I am guessing. What is this called and what was it actually used for? Grain storage?
  4. Jewels Jewels, 4 years ago
    Pantry box? Firkin?
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    I have to agree with Jewels, possibly a Firkin. Original shakers were maple, usually finger jointed and held together with brass tacks.
  6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
    Sorry i read incorrectly,i am french, forgive me.
    I read"no newer nail"instead"so newer nail"
    Sorry Bhock45
  7. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    that is right, a firkin, now I remember. thank you jewels! Thanks fhr and alan for the comments and help.

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