Posted 8 years ago
I recently picked this cool piece up from a the nicest 80 year old Japanese woman. I am now wishing I asked her more questions about this piece, as I do not know what it says, its original use, etc... except that I feel pretty confident that it has something to do with the military.
This chest is made of heavy industrial steel, and must weigh at least 60 lbs. The front folds down where it looks like there were once drawers inside, and the top also opens up. I love the industrial metal turn latching locks to hold the top down! Two industrial handles on each side, probably because it took two people with both hands to carry these.
Metal trunk measures 25" long, 14" wide, and 17" tall. I really would love to know how old this piece is (I'm assuming WW2 by the design and look), what it was originally used for, where it came from (most likely Japan), etc.
Thanks for your help community, and I am glad I got to share my treasure. It's been too long since I last posted something!