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  1. Gerstner Stencil with Period Dates added

    The Gerstner Stencil on the inside of the bottom board, has been defined and added to Pg 10b and Pg 10c. There’s a definite difference in the stencils used from 1940 – 1959 and the one used in 1960 &...
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    Hollowell Cabinets are not included in ‘The’...

    Hollowell Cabinets are not included in ‘The’ Guide because they are a foreign manufacturer. I have pictures of various chests of theirs, but none of your 11 drawer. It’s obviously a knock-off of...
  3. Hey Tx, if you haven't already, check out this...

    Hey Tx, if you haven't already, check out this site. Good luck and welcome to the forum......Ted
    https://sites.google.com/site/theguideforwoodmachinistchests/
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    Period Date changes

    The Union Tool Chest companies section of ‘The’ Guide has been updated with Period Date changes, some more history details and more info added for the 1910-1912 section……Ted...
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    I think you made a good call. The fact that the...

    I think you made a good call. The fact that the latch lock is mounted with screws, rather than factory rivets, suggest a kit, especially if there’s not any evidence of rivets being used on the inside...
  6. Thread: Dentist Box

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    Beautiful work. Congrats.......Ted

    Beautiful work. Congrats.......Ted
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    Sure looks like a Gerstner Style #O41A, O41B or...

    Sure looks like a Gerstner Style #O41A, O41B or O41C, depending on its dimensions......Ted
  8. I for one am not sure of what you’re asking...

    I for one am not sure of what you’re asking about. If you could post some pictures of the handle and the chest or case that it is on, it would be a big help. You have a good one……Ted
  9. Thread: Price when new

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    Price when new

    Wondering what your Gerstner Machinist Tool Chest or Case cost in its day, when it was new ? Check this out, Pg 10f and Pg 10g have been added to ‘The’ Guide....
  10. Welcome to being bitten by the machinist chest...

    Welcome to being bitten by the machinist chest bug. That’s a great write-up you posted.
    You mentioned asking about the age of your chest. ‘The’ Guide says it was manufactured in 1943 to 1948 if it...
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    Welcome aboard Cop_Out. The bug is just starting...

    Welcome aboard Cop_Out. The bug is just starting to bite you. I’m not aware of any reference books out there that cover the history of vintage machinist chests. If you haven’t already, you may want...
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    Sure we can Melissa. Post some pictures at...

    Sure we can Melissa. Post some pictures at various angles, opened and closed, and we'll chime in.......Ted
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    Another good looking leatherette job. Nice work...

    Another good looking leatherette job. Nice work Mark.....Ted
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    Absolutely a fine job, especially the leatherette...

    Absolutely a fine job, especially the leatherette work……Ted
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    'The' Guide to carry on

    My bucket-list contained a desire to assure the longevity of ‘The’ Guide for future generations. I’m pleased to say, that has been accomplished.
    The Ohio Tool Collectors Association,...
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    Hi Gary, welcome to the forum. I can tell you...

    Hi Gary, welcome to the forum. I can tell you that your chest is not a Gerstner because it doesn’t have the horizontal divider board between the upper small drawers and the lower large drawers. All...
  17. I agree Danno. Looks like a very skilled...

    I agree Danno. Looks like a very skilled craftsman made it. Tis beautiful.......Ted
  18. Thread: No Till Union

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    Beautiful job on that Union Bill. Junk drawers...

    Beautiful job on that Union Bill. Junk drawers sure come in handy at times. Glad to see you're still at it......Ted
  19. 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...
  24. 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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