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    Posted 13 years ago

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    hi, i think this box is from the industrial revollution era in the 40s
    but not sure. it is solid oak with dove tailed joints. 5 drawer design with upper tray and locking front door when it's closed.
    could anyone tell me who made it, or what its worth? thanks, john

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    1. Bootson Bootson, 13 years ago
      Hi, It is a machinist's tool chest. most go for $50 to $200 depending on condition.
    2. muni87, 13 years ago
      that's what i thought, the price is about where i thought too! thanks!
      any idea who the manufacturer might be?
    3. Bootson Bootson, 13 years ago
      That is a common pattern for machinist's tool boxes so I'm sure there were many different makers, I have one made by Stanley.
    4. MachinistChest, 13 years ago
      Those fan shaped handle cleats were used by Star Chest out of Chicago Ill.

      Regards MC
    5. Bryan, 12 years ago
      This is a Union Steel Chest from WWII it is worth at least 500 in the condition its in . I own one myself . I would keep it if I were you , or clean it up a bit , and get more.
    6. wdanielbern, 10 years ago
      i have this exact one on the lock it says yale made for star, machinist tool chest
    7. jimmoe, 10 years ago
      I just bought a box that has two Craftsman metal decals and the lock says Union Steel Chest Corporation.It has the seven drawer configuration with metal bottoms so I assume this post war.Does anyone know if I am correction my assumption?
    8. jimmoe, 10 years ago
      In addition to my description the top lid has the mirror so the workers could check their eyes and has the original green felt and the drawers have small elongated pulls and the Craftsman decals are located on the front drawer cover and the bottom interior drawer and all metal including lock corners and latches are nickel.

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