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  1. Dovetail, Finger and Lock-cornered joint use defined

    I receive, and hear, questions about the Gerstner cabinet corner joints in various cases and chests, especially relating to Period Dates. So, I did some research and came up with the following, which...
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    In your posting #9 and #10 above of the #O31A...

    In your posting #9 and #10 above of the #O31A case, I’d say that its period date is 1921 – abt 1936. Here’s my reasoning – It has dovetail body joints, no stencil on the inside bottom and does have...
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    I agree with Terry and I don't know who the...

    I agree with Terry and I don't know who the manufacturer was with the features mentioned......Ted
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    Yes rafe, drawer faces were either oak or...

    Yes rafe, drawer faces were either oak or mahogany. See the 1919 Brochure in 'The' Guide.....Ted
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    Welcome to the forum, you’ll enjoy. No, Gerstner...

    Welcome to the forum, you’ll enjoy. No, Gerstner did not include Machinery Handbooks with their chests. I couldn’t activate your pictures by clicking on them, which is suppose to happen. You might...
  6. Thread: Lufkin

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    That's beautiful Mr. Bill. Great job....Ted

    That's beautiful Mr. Bill. Great job....Ted
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    Gerstner Trivia

    I happened to notice this while doing a google search. From 1914 and on Gerstner was located on Columbia St., which was only 2 to 3 blocks long, in Dayton. From 1914 into the 50’s they used 3 to 4...
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    I had the same thought about the 'flat' panel....

    I had the same thought about the 'flat' panel. Then it dawned on me that the 'frame' is actually the radiused relief, I believe.....Ted
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    That wasn't my problem. I didn't have the proper...

    That wasn't my problem. I didn't have the proper 'sound system' identified. Works now......Ted
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    Great videos Terry. However, I couldn't get any...

    Great videos Terry. However, I couldn't get any sound with them. I just started up my brand new Dell computer today. Which of us has a problem ? Also, when one video finished another would start...
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    Sticky: I like it. Your son did a good job......Ted

    I like it. Your son did a good job......Ted
  12. Thread: O42 Rescue

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    You guys are spectacular

    You guys are spectacular
  13. Thread: Wedell & Boers

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    Hello Dennis, I agree with Terry, probably have...

    Hello Dennis,
    I agree with Terry, probably have to make your own. So, I’ve attached pictures of a W&B standard mirror, 4" square glass, on a chest that I have, that has an ornate pressed metal frame...
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    Union tool chest works

    1910-12 and 1913 Union Tool Chest Works hardware and feature definitions have been added to ‘The’ Guide. Pages 20 thru 23b have been updated or added. This should allow you to identify and period...
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    Hi Jeffh, I do believe your chest was possibly...

    Hi Jeffh,
    I do believe your chest was possibly made by the SheffieldCorp., Dayton, OH. I have dimensions and pictures of their chests from otherowners that look very similar to yours. I have never...
  16. If the dimensions of the B2101 (21-3/8"Wide x...

    If the dimensions of the B2101 (21-3/8"Wide x 7-1/4"Tall x11-5/8"Deep) don't match your base within 1/8", then yours isn't a B2101......Ted
  17. I haven't gathered any data on Bases. Have you...

    I haven't gathered any data on Bases. Have you considered that it may be home-made with a foil nameplate from a machinist tool chest? Attached is a portion of a 1958 Gerstner brochure which included...
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    I noticed that your O52 chest has the oval foil...

    I noticed that your O52 chest has the oval foil nameplate.That was last used in 1948. The flat recessed area in the front panel was first used in 1954. Therefore, if you want it to be period correct,...
  19. Thread: Update

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    I'll second Terry's comments. Best of luck to...

    I'll second Terry's comments. Best of luck to you.....Ted
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    Welcome aboard John. If you live in Holland, good...

    Welcome aboard John. If you live in Holland, good luck with understanding our lingo. This is a great forum for help, knowledgeable members.
    Check out this site for identifying and dating pre-1960...
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    Works, 1910 into 1912 Special Features

    Harry Fuller notified me that he had purchased a 20" wide, 5/3 drawer, Plain Oak case that matched Works Style FF dimensions but It had some different features.

    I've added Pg 21a to 'The' Guide...
  22. C.E. Jennings Old-Style Machinist Tool Chests

    Hey troops, because of inquiries C.E. Jennings Old-Style Machinist Tool Chests have been added to ‘The’ Guide for Wood Machinist Tool Chests. This includes limited info on R. Bliss Mfg. and Goodnow...
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    I’ve sniffed thru all of my records and still...

    I’ve sniffed thru all of my records and still can’tdetermine what company may have made these chests.
    The monogram on the latches may say SP. But, I can’t tiethat to a possible manufacture for the...
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    I had the same problem and ended up taking apart...

    I had the same problem and ended up taking apart one so Icould see how it was constructed. The screw is long and has a flat thin headthat the front cover is formed over it. The cover loses its grip...
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    Uncledub - Would you please post the width,...

    Uncledub - Would you please post the width, height and depth dimensions outside of wood, not including hardware, of the closed chest, within +/- 1/8"? I'll give it a good try to see if I can help....
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