Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just A Few Of The Treasures We Came Back With...
Sold!! Thanks Joanne!

This is a machinists toolbox that was probably made in the 20's.

But we all know that's not what it will be used for now. Can you imagine the treasures that can be stored in here? It is handmade from golden oak. Closed it measures 12 3/4" tall, 8" wide, and 19" long. The wood is dovetailed along the bottom left and right of the the box.

The lid opens up and has a mirror which is original to the box. Maybe the machinist needed to make sure he looked good!

There are 4 drawers that measure 8 1/4" wide, 6 1/4" long, and 3/4 " deep. There is one drawer that is 8 1/4" wide, 6 1/4" long, and 2 1/2" deep. The next drawer is 18" wide, 6 1/4" long and 3/4" deep. The bottom drawer is 18" wide, 6 1/4" long, and 2 1/2" deep.
They all have metal bottoms.

Now we're getting to my favorite part, the hardware. Every corner has this cool metal corner on it. There are four metal latches and every drawer has a metal drawer pull.

And my absolute favorite are the two metal hinges on the back. Don't they look like fleur de lis?

Remember, this box is old but for it's age I think it is in great shape! The wood and metal have the best patina! Now for what's wrong with the box. It is missing the front cover that hides the drawers . That's it!

plus actual shipping cost or available for local pick up.


This is a vintage rubber alphabet stamp set. It has upper and lower case letters, numbers, the words "For, And", the pointing hand, $, +, -, x,=, %, &, ?, ., comma, 1/2. The upper case letters stand 1" tall, lower case stand 1/2" tall, numbers stand just under 1" tall, the words are in script writing, and the hand is big, almost 2" long! It comes with a ink bottle. The ink is all dried up. Now for the fine print. The upper case "A" is missing. The lower case "z" is missing. Naturally the red rubber is a little dry but I stamped a few of them and they work just fine. These are used, vintage, and cool!

plus actual shipping cost or available for local pick up.

Click on the photos to enlarge them and please ask any questions you may have. I try to describe these items as best I can but you never know what I may forget!

Thanks ~ Altered Art Attic


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that BOX!!! My Mom's down visiting, and I got as far as "I LOVE THA..", and she said "NO"!!! LOL!! And what else if funny is that I have that exact same stamp set from when I found one just like it when I was just a kid!! Fantastic stamp set though!! I thought it looked familiar!!

  2. Did you tell her you have a birthday coming up?

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