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  1. Thread: Who Are You?

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    Hey Bob, there’s a saying for what you did – You...

    Hey Bob, there’s a saying for what you did – You bought A COLLECTABLE CHEST FOR YOUR COLLABLES. Many people do. Welcome aboard……Ted
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    1919 ehlertbilt brochure

    1919 EHLERTBILT BROCHURE for Machinist Tool Chests has been added to Pg 40a of ‘The’ Guide. See Rev. June 6, 2020. https://sites.google.com/site/theguideforwoodmachinistchests/

    7247……...Ted
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    I've never seen one Bill. Perhaps it was a...

    I've never seen one Bill. Perhaps it was a service mans portable tool case?......Ted
  4. Welcome aboard. The B was the production run and...

    Welcome aboard. The B was the production run and the 494 was the assembly number for your components. They don't have anything to do with your Style # or age of chest. The stencil you posted was used...
  5. That's my problem also, can't find any catalogs...

    That's my problem also, can't find any catalogs for STAR. If you do run across something, please let me know......Ted
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    Nickel Plating at home

    Hey guys, check out this post to nickel plate your own hardware at home.....Ted
    https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49743&page=613
  7. Thread: 7 drawer

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    Welcome aboard Bbd. Those were not George...

    Welcome aboard Bbd. Those were not George Scherr's initials. Probably those of the original owner.....Ted
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    Great refinishing job Slim. I love its...

    Great refinishing job Slim. I love its looks......Ted
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    I believe that it might be a Gerstner...

    I believe that it might be a Gerstner International chest, which I don't have any info on. Hopefully somebody from Gerstner will respond......Ted
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    1907-1909 Union Tool Box Co.

    I recently found out about the above company and have added their history and 4 machinist tool cases to ‘The’ Guide. See Pg 01 for the updates. They were a pre Union Tool Chest Works company and...
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    Beings that you’re a newbie, you may not have...

    Beings that you’re a newbie, you may not have checked out this site - https://sites.google.com/site/theguideforwoodmachinistchests/
    Your chest is definitely a Gerstner Style #41 if it’s 16”wide,...
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    Thanks much to you Onomea for your appreciation...

    Thanks much to you Onomea for your appreciation and this excellent, detailed, report. Nice to see 'The' Guide is working......Ted
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    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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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....
  22. 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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