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Posted 5 years ago


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i have literally hundreds of old boxes - toolboxes, fruit crates, interesting lunchboxes, metal boxes, wood boxes, painted boxes, etc... i also collect interesting footstools - two of them in this pic too. what is the very large handled box called and what were they used for? i have a couple of them; this is by far the largest.


  1. jcoachk jcoachk, 5 years ago
    I don't know which box you are asking about, but I hope you will answer a question and help me...I have an exact match to the box that is second from top in the middle stack of your photo. What was that box used for I am curious?
    Thanks Jason
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    hello jcoachk. that box is an old, homemade toolbox. it still has a very nice insert.

    i was referring to the large box in the right-hand corner. it's more like a carrier w/ the large handle.
  3. jcoachk jcoachk, 5 years ago
    Oh okay...have never seen one with such a large handle...almost looks like handle is just for aesthetics and not meant to be functional. I see a primitive style magazine holder, or maybe some type of artificial plant holder. Anyhow, I am going to try and post a pic tonight with a large group of mine so check tomorrow or late tonight and let me know what ya think.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks jcoachk. i'll check to see if you've posted yet. the handle has had plenty of use, so i think it was utilitarian. the box is larger than it looks like. it would hold a thousand magazines! do you know what they are called?

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