Posted 9 years ago
This is a rolling cabinet made by Pressteel Company, Los Angeles. Back in the 30's & 40's Pressteel was a division of the Plomb Tool Company, also in Los Angeles (1907 - 1957 ). In 1957, Plomb was purchased by Ingersoll - Rand and operated under the Proto Tool Company Division. Proto was later purchased by Stanley Works in 1984 and today is Stanley - Proto Industrial Tool Division.
I found this at an estate sale for $30.00 in pretty bad shape. It had been left outside to the rain and elements and wasn't looking to healthy. As the picture show's, I stripped it down to bare metal and painted it the original color olive drab green. The only thing that hasn't been done is the original white stripe that wraps around the top. I tried to preserve the company sticker as best as could be, but ended up losing the two S's in PreSSteel. I wish I had more company info. regarding Pressteel, but there is virtually no info on the net to be found. I've only once seen another Pressteel cabinet, which makes me think this is a rare find and I will keep it. It currently houses part of my vintage tool collection. If anybody has any info, please post it, thanks for looking.