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    Posted 5 years ago

    lptools
    (25 items)

    Hello, The dimensions are 42” w x 24” d x 25” high. Iron casters on bottom. I was told it is lead lined, but it does not seem heavy enough. The lining is non-magnetic, joints are soldered,our best guess here is zinc lined. There is no key, lock does not work. Sides of base & lid are dovetailed, top is domed, sides are sloped..Hinges may be hand forged, and are attached with rivets.Not sure if paper lining inside lid is original.Thanks, Lou

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Looks like it might be a blanket chest. The client prob had a number of linens and blankets treated by that laundry and used the wrapping to line the top of the chest against insects. My guess, anyway.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Definitely a zinc lined chest. The label inside tells of what its purpose may have been -- zinc does not rust so a chest for laundry use would make some sense. Sometimes zinc lined chests were used on ships. Hope this helps a bit.
    3. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 1 year ago
      I have a Zinc lined trunk/box?? It was used by a Nurse Missionary who went to China in the 20's. I learned that from the address to Canada and Chinese writing on lid. I contacted the Historical Society up there and they sent me a pic of her and her history!! She died in 1936 Maybe I'll post it when I get back home.
      She was a Great Lady.
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