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    Is the 031 the easiest chest to restore?

    Got it out of New Jersey. Has key and lock works (loaded spring mechanism lock that I haven't seen before). From Craigslist and it belonged to a father that passed. Son stated his dad was a machinist, but used this chest for some of his special things at home. I think the handle is original. All felt original. All hardware original, but was crusty when received. When restoring it I accidentally grabbed wrong can of finish (so many laying around) and it was gloss instead of satin. I'll buff the gloss finish out in a few weeks. Son can have it back...as I always offer that when purchasing legacy chests.
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    Senior Member Lanso's Avatar
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    That's an interesting one, flat panel vertical grain. How late did they make the #31

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    Hey Lanso - They may still be manufacturing the #O31. 'The' Guide only covers thru 1959........Ted

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    I thought I saw one on the Gerstner website a while back but can't find one now.
    I haven't seen any newer boxes with finger joints.

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