Old Fitted Tool Chest

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Blog entry by iozl posted 02-05-2012 08:55 PM 7245 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this old tool chest on an auction site and thought I would share. It reminds me of a mini-Studley chest. I would imagine the original owner was a very talented individual.















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#1 posted 02-05-2012 08:59 PM

Wow that is a great tool chest ,not a Studley but close. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 09:02 PM

Good score, that chest surely has some history behind it. Were they able to tell you anything of its pedigree? Nice brass hardware and a cool assortment of tools.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 09:09 PM

That is a well used work of art.

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 09:21 PM

Oh, I didn’t purchase this (I wish!). I can’t imagine how much it sold for…

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 11:10 PM

That would have been a beautiful catch! Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 11:21 PM

Unlike the Studley, THIS one appears to have been heavily used, which to me, makes it even more interesting!

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 11:25 PM

Incredible. A lot to soak in.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 12:11 AM

I got just one word for you…


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 12:35 AM

I could only hope I could leave a legacy like that to someone one day !
Very nice tool chest.

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 02:46 PM

Man would I love to own that. It is a fabulous conversation piece.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 02-06-2012 10:35 PM

I would love to know what the list of tools that were in the case were.

I wonder what this fellows profession was?


-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#12 posted 02-06-2012 10:39 PM

Its pretty amazing. I never get to run across things like that at auction… I wish I did. This is beautiful enough to put in my living room..

-- Yves

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#13 posted 02-06-2012 11:02 PM

That is one very nice piece of kit.Wow from me too. Alistair

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#14 posted 02-07-2012 12:18 AM

Imagine the thought that went into this. Thanks for the post.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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