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HAMB "Vintage" Tool Box Club

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by daveydeuce, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. mudbug
    Joined: Jul 14, 2012
    Posts: 38

    mudbug
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    PLEASE HELP ME RESTORE THIS ROLLING TOOL CART
    I need pictures of a original name plate so i can
    fabricate a new one!
    I'm told its a genuine Porter-Ferguson box from
    the 30's to the 50's era?
    CANT FIND ANY PICTURES OLDER THAN THE 60'S
    They started using decals then!
    You can see the 6 screws where the old plate was
    and i believe maroon wrinkle paint!
     
  2. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,559

    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    This really isn't a "toolbox" site. This thread is just here because some of us that are into "Traditional Hot Rods and Customs" have old toolboxes as well. Not sure if there is a site for old toolboxes that isn't brand specific. But you seem to want to go on and on. No intro. Don't seem to be interested in what the site is about. Not sure I'd expect a whole lot of help...
     
  3. Here is my latest find:an early Craftsman tool box that looks a lot like a mail box.I posted pics of a similar one earlier in this thread.This one is different in that instead of sliding trays it has a lift out tray and the handle forms the top of the box that holds the lock mechanism. I'll post pics later of the inside as I just finished lettering the outside and it's still wet.This will be my new paint box for awhile anyway.
     

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  4. Snap -on has been dating their stuff since since 1927.

    Somewhere on it, theres a stamped date code that you can look up here.....
    http://www.pitt.edu/~blair1/snapon.html
     
  5. Looks like a complete Porto-Power kit, including the jaws of life. :cool:
     
  6. Here are a couple more that I picked up recently;one of them today at a yard sale.
    First is a tote with the Powr-Kraft logo of Montgomery Ward with a hinged tray and unusually curved floor.Makes it nice and strong but harder to store stuff.

    Last is the box I picked up this morning.Belonged to a frined of mine's great grandfather.Still researching the name(R.H.Burhke Co of Chicago)and the dealer that he worked for(Gridley Motor Car Co of Kansas City;not sure if it was Kansas or Missouri)but it was apparently a Peerless dealer.On the front of the tool box is what looks like a radiator from a model car with the Peerless logo in blue porcelain.His name(Floyd W. Hovey)is painted on the top of the box along with the dealer address and inside is the inscription:May 30 1918 Hoimeward bound which must have been his return from WWI.The box even has the two original keys that work the lock perfectly.For this I paid $80 for a piece of history.
     

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  7. Erny
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
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    Erny
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    from UK

    It is indeed a Peerless Radiator Badge (1900-1931)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33171155@N04/4887477383/in/photostream/
     
  8. to me this doesn't seem old but Mac Tools 1974 !!! >>>>.
     

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  9. Erny
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
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    Erny
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    from UK

    You're welcome and thanks!
     
  10. old side cabinet >>>>.
     

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  11. hallofcars
    Joined: Sep 26, 2012
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    hallofcars
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    from Rennes

    This is one of the most beautiful tool box I've ever seen! I want it.
     
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  13. akaFrankCastle
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 6

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    Just picked this box up today. A day late, as the seller decided to paint it red yesterday. Looks to be a 1962-ish Huot Model 110.

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    Came with a few tools inside as well. Nothing special but I did find some Auto-Kit open-box wrenches, a few Herbrand items, and a few other nick knacks.

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  14. lakeroadster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 604

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    My dad passed away early this year. Mom asked if there was anything of Dad's that I would like to have and I said sure, how about dad's tool box? He always carried it in his daily driver vehicle. This tool box has been in some very cool vehicles:


    1957 Bel Air Two Door Hardtop
    1965 Chevrolet Impala SS
    1972 Chevrolet C20
    and from there numerous late model Chevy Pickups.​


    As for me, if I had a dollar for everytime Dad said "John, go get the tool box" .... well let's just say I'm thinkin I could buy a steak dinner for me and my honey:D,

    I did some surfing on the internet and found out Dad must have bought the tool box at Western Auto around 1958. The tools are "Wizard" and were manufactured by Duro/Indestro for Western Auto.

    The tool box is still in good shape, quite a bit of the paint has worn off the outside from all those years of being used as a foot rest in Dad's pickup trucks. Inside the box the original label is in decent shape and every tool is kind of like a family heirloom.

    Dad never had a tool cabinet in the garage, he wasn't much of a car guy. But every tool he had for working on vehicles was stored in this tool box.

    Pretty neat stuff.

    John

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  15. May Pop
    Joined: Jun 16, 2005
    Posts: 125

    May Pop
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    It doesnt get any better than that Lakeroadster.

    Ron
     
  16. dragracerz
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 4

    dragracerz
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    from chicago

    Here's my vintage Huot box.
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  17. dmikulec
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
    Posts: 532

    dmikulec
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    A couple that I picked up this year. The Kennedy was found at a pawn shop for $50, the Craftsman is one of a pair I found on CL for $100.

    Dave

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  18. This has got to be pretty old. Got it at a yard sale. Owner didn't know anything about it. I'm not sure if it was home made or a "factory" produced box. It's very well made either way. And very worn! It came with the metal files and the biggest body hammer I've ever seen! The box is 24" X 24" and 18" deep. The casters are cast with duel wheels. Only writing on it is the Fisher Body tag and part of a W maybe?
     

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  19. unkamort
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
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    #589 that looks like its got some stories to tell! major score
     
  20. I'd join if somebody sold me one, got a great toolset for my birthday a few years ago but the toolbox is the biggest piece of crap I've ever come in contact with. Hey, Christmas is just around the corner, I'll have some cash and will be able to buy one. Just throwing it out there, as long as it doesn't have any holes in it, it can be any condition, I'll end up redoing it anyway.
     
  21. akaFrankCastle
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 6

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    $2.00 score on CL. Anyone happen to know an approximate age range on this thing?

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  22. That purty. Looks to be in real nice shape too.
     
  23. dragracerz
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 4

    dragracerz
    Member
    from chicago

    Thanks.
    Yes it is in awesome shape - original paint

    Its for sale too if anyone is interested - located 35 miles SW of Chicago
     
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  24. Johnnee D.
    Joined: Aug 16, 2005
    Posts: 233

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    Found this one a couple of months ago, full of old tools for car maintenance...
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    after some cleaning and sanding... just replaced the old felt in all the drawers, polished the fittings and use it for smaller tools now...
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  25. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101

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  26. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
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    barryvanhook
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    from Mesa, AZ

    OK Ramblur ... you win! That is fantastic ... hope you wind up with it.
     
  27. WOW! That's cool. Never seen one before but it makes me want to check out some vintage catalogs. I would guess that it had some kind of machine on it.
     
  28. NICE!!! That looks like an old leatherette covered Gerstner.What are the dimensions if you don't mind me asking? I have one that is almost identical but is missing a couple drawers and the back board is warped.Are there any numbers written in pencil on the back edges of the drawers? Gerstner used to write serial #'s on the floor of the box(under the bottom drawer)and number the drawers.Looks like you got the front cover too(usually missing).You can still buy the leatherette from them(they have a website and are in New Carlisle Ohio)if you need any.

    I believe the dimensions on mine are 27Lx15Hx9 1/2Deep.
     
  29. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,198

    iammarvin
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    from Tulare, Ca

    Just found this Huot on craigslist, drawers are nice, box is beat up. 10 spot well spent. Nice way to celebrate 1000 posts! Anyone have a clue about age?
     

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