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  1. Thread: sipco chest

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    I have referred your request to the guy who does...

    I have referred your request to the guy who does my labels. He is a miracle worker. I'll let you know what he says. There may be some set-up costs involved.
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    I'll check today.

    I'll check today.
  3. Such a great way to re=purpose a beautiful box! ...

    Such a great way to re=purpose a beautiful box! Your wife must be so pleased...
  4. Try Funkaway. They atill complain about the odor...

    Try Funkaway. They atill complain about the odor of that, too, but it is better than the musty smell! That's just the nature of the beast: Complain, Criticize, Correct, and Condemn...
    ...
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    Bob, I've been doing this a long time and...

    Bob,

    I've been doing this a long time and never even heard of a 41D. I have restored over 200 machinists' chests, includinf 41's, 41A's, 41B's, and 41C's, but did not know they made a 41D. I did...
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    Here's where we take different paths: I am not a...

    Here's where we take different paths: I am not a big proponent of trying to clean up a dirty old chest. The only way I have been able to accomplish that successfully is to strip and refinish each...
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    From what I see on Ted's chart, yours is most...

    From what I see on Ted's chart, yours is most likely a 41B made in the era from 1926-1940, and was equipped with a metal mirror frame. Verified by using Ted Johnson's web site:
    ...
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    You are right about the screws and nuts. Anyone...

    You are right about the screws and nuts. Anyone could just unscrew the lock to defeat it. That's why they were secured with split rivets.

    I think you are right in identifying it as a 41B, too. ...
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    I have never seen a Gerstner humidor. I would...

    I have never seen a Gerstner humidor. I would think that the two are incompatible, given that humidity is the worst enemy of these wooden boxes. I have seen too many destroyed by the effects of...
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    40's Brochure

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    I agree, it is not a Gerstner. The hardware is...

    I agree, it is not a Gerstner. The hardware is wrong and the upside down numbers on the backs of the drawers indicate it may be a Union, as Ted says.
  13. I have not seen another manufactured chest like...

    I have not seen another manufactured chest like it, It may have been home made, but by a real craftsman. It has the earmarks of an earlier chest, maybe from the 19 century, but who knows? Many...
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    Boy, they must be rusted beyond salvation! I...

    Boy, they must be rusted
    beyond salvation! I think your idea of making space to get a hacksaw blade or some other blade (like an oscillating blade) in there to cut through the pins may be your...
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    Welcome to the forum and to the obsession! Looks...

    Welcome to the forum and to the obsession! Looks like you are pretty well on your way and I am happy to see that these beauties will be used as toolboxes.

    I have never run into an O51 and that...
  16. Thread: Union D-17

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    DOne

    I brought the decal and the keys to the lock back with me from Florida. Now she is all finished!

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    It turned out great! Looks very elegant for an...

    It turned out great! Looks very elegant for an old tool chest... You should be proud to own it.
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    Cool! Now I'll stop looki!ng for mine and it...

    Cool! Now I'll stop looki!ng for mine and it will magically appear out of thin air! This "getting old" thing ain't for sissies...
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    I have one, but can't find the freakin' thing!!!

    I have one, but can't find the freakin' thing!!!
  20. Thread: Is this a B20?

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    Very interesting.... I wonder if Scott would...

    Very interesting.... I wonder if Scott would have more insight into the evolution of the B-20.
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    They are not that common anywhere! That being...

    They are not that common anywhere! That being said, I have managed to collect three of them so far....

    The thrill is in the chase.
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    Bucking bar or block

    I needed a good bucking block to hold the rivets in place while I pound the split ends over. I have several I use in Florida, but needed one here at my second home in Connecticut. I ordered this...
  23. Thread: Is this a B20?

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    I'll check...

    I have the remnants of a B in the strange oval ink blob inside the carcass.



    I have a full stamped imprint.



    My drawer isnt finger jointed in the back, it has that rabbet lock joint.
  24. Thread: Is this a B20?

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    Just checked the B-20 I have here in Connecticut;...

    Just checked the B-20 I have here in Connecticut; it does have runners for the drawer and it has a stencil.

    Details are here:

    https://gerstnertoolchest.shutterfly.com/6857
  25. Thread: Is this a B20?

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    Gerstner started stencilling in 1940, so it is...

    Gerstner started stencilling in 1940, so it is possible yours is from before that time. The number 17 is just a procuction nember to keep the parts together in the factory.

    None of mine had...
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