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    Posted 1 year ago

    Elliott_Lo…
    (5 items)

    Bought this old "tombstone" style toolbox at an estate sale. I like to fix them up and use or sell them.

    The latch is a mystery to me. I have seen these latches before but can't find them on the internet. Because of this, I can't order any when doing a restoration.

    Can anyone tell me:

    1. The correct name for this latch?
    2. A source for purchasing either new or vintage latches of this type?

    I realize that I can easily replace them with a different type of compression latch, but I want to be able to source these latches If I want.

    Thank you

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Lots of vintage hardware sites. You can Google "vintage latch hardware" or "tool box latch", etc

      https://www.hardwaretree.com/search.php
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Also if you identify the box..I believe it's a lunch box? That would narrow down the style of latch you need. I saw a similar box sell online for $20 ..

      https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+lunch+box+replacement+latch&sxsrf=AOaemvKtkIil0ErCA71nnjBduTmS2uZEFA%3A1638148391967&source=hp&ei=JymkYczEOLaf0PEPt9eT-AE&oq=vintage+lunch+box+replacement+l&gs_lcp=ChFtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1ocBABGAAyBQghEKABMgUIIRCgATIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKABMggIIRAWEB0QHjIICCEQFhAdEB4yCAghEBYQHRAeMggIIRAWEB0QHjoHCCMQ6gIQJzoNCC4QxwEQrwEQ6gIQJzoHCC4Q6gIQJzoECCMQJzoKCC4QxwEQrwEQJzoFCAAQkQI6FAguEIAEELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCEIsDOgsILhCxAxCDARCLAzoUCC4QsQMQgwEQiwMQmwMQqAMQmgM6BAgAEEM6CggAEIAEEIcCEBQ6BQgAEIAEOggIABCABBDJAzoKCC4QgAQQhwIQFDoFCC4QgAQ6BggAEBYQHkoECEEYAVC1CFjuemCuiQFoAXAAeACAAZkCiAH1HJIBBjAuMjEuNJgBAKABAbABD7gBAg&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-hp#scso=_OimkYcGOJ7Tj9AOPk4aoDg4:1192.888916015625
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      That's a *very nice* old box -- I'd want to use it myself if I'd have run across it!!
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      You didn't show the interior but it should have fold out shelves, 2 on each side when you open it. Small compartments in each shelf. Back in the 1960's these were originally sold as a tackle box not a tool box. You might find something if you research tackle box latch or similar.

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