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HAMB "Vintage" Tool Box Club

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

  1. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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    60srailjob
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    from nowhere

    at the shop
     

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  2. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
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    from Tulare, Ca

    Dragracerz, it looks like yours is original colors. My box is the same as your top box but mine is red, and it looks to be originally red. Did Huot have different lines?
    How is Huot said? HooT, Hoyt, Hot, Whoot, anyone?
     
  3. money2burn
    Joined: Feb 15, 2013
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    money2burn
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    I saved this from the scrap yard and plan to restore it.
    As soon as I figure out if anythings missing.
    I can't find any identifying marks.
    Red drawers and black exterior.
    Only unique thing is the wheels.
    The wheels are bolted to the outside with a long bar between them.
    I took a close up of them
    I took the other side off to look for clues. None!
    They look original to the chest.
    chest appr 35" tall 23" wide and 18" deep

    I have several vintage tool boxes, but his is my only tool chest (or is it)

    The person that had it was a mechanic and they left behind tons of tools and toolboxes, etc.
     
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  4. DavidInNYC
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
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    DavidInNYC
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    from New York

    Wow Ramblur, that's a wild work station.

    I thought I'd share a few photos of the cart I bought a few years ago.
    Nowhere near as elaborate as yours but I wouldn't have anyplace to put something so large.

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  5. Nice save! This is in incredible shape considering that its original purpose was to hold heavy hydraulic jacks and frame clamps in a body shop somewhere. If you don't use it in your shop you might consider a paint job and fitting it with a butcher block top. Would work as a storage cart in a large kitchen or for an outdoor barbecue.
     
  6. Ramblur wins hands down......That is one bad ass work station and worth big bucks. It need to be restored for sure. Sure would like to see photos after it is done.
     
  7. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    some great stuff here
     
  8. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    David in NYC that thing is beautiful
     
  9. RCL
    Joined: Feb 18, 2013
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    RCL
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    from Oklahoma

    Just picked up this set last week.
    MAC bottom with Matco middle and top. Made in 78 and 79.
     

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  10. dragracerz
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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    dragracerz
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    from chicago

    Yes, they had red or the two tone blue/gray. It is pronounced "Hue-it"
     
  11. LittleBritishCar
    Joined: Apr 22, 2012
    Posts: 90

    LittleBritishCar
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    from Napa, CA

    I picked up two vintage tool boxes today: A Pressteel rollaway and a Craftsman. I have wanted a Pressteel rollaway for a long time and this one has a very cool story that goes with it. The seller thought the cabinet was made by Nash because of the badge but I explained that it was made by Pressteel (pre-Proto) and the badge was off a car. He said that his father in law - the original owner - had worked at the Nash dealer and he had always figured that the toolbox was also made by Nash after he inherited it.

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    I scored this 60s Craftsman box from a biker chick that was trying to trade it for weed. She didn't want to sell it because she only wanted 420 so I had to explain that she could buy weed with the money. It took a while but she eventually caught on then loaded it in my car for me.

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  12. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    Boxcar's 1928
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    Ever since I saw this one I've been looking...that was a year or two.
    Found this today at an antique store...20 bucks later and I got a project!!

    Now, I've got to decide what to do with this Old Timer.... I'd guess it's very early...maybe 20's Galvanized but the latch,henges, and handel is brass. I believe it's manufactured or was made from a heluva craftsmen. Teh edges are built up and rolled and the top is two pieces (hip roof style top and underside flat panel....the top is a bit crushed down...I'd like to pop it out but can't get to the backside..
     

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  13. Nice find!:cool: Get 'er spiffed up, have it pinstriped and paint a big ol' eyeball right between the wings! :D
     
  14. Dicky
    Joined: Jun 10, 2012
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    Dicky
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    from Minnesota

    A very very rare Canadian Snap-On Tool Box

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  15. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    5559
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    from tn

    Ive got a snap on top- mid & lower box I bought used around 1985-----and a box & tools I bought from my shop forman when he retired in 1988.-that box is like Fonzie's in the early shows of happy days tv series
     
  16. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
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    barryvanhook
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    from Mesa, AZ

    Does anyone have an idea who made this box? It's on my bucket list, but that eBay vintage tool box category is a ball-buster!
     
  17. noclubjoe
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 639

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    my dads old huot box with newer craftsman mid section, he gave me this box when i bought my own house with a garage. I would like to find the correct mid section for it if huot made one....
     
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  18. beatcad
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 138

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    i have been loving this thread for a couple years now, but never had anything worth adding to it. guess i do now.
    i got this 1976 proto box a little over a month ago for free 'cause the bottom drawer was messed up. it was missing 1 of the slider retaining clips and one of the clips was installed backwards!
    a couple phone calls and emails later i bought 2 brand new clips from proto(stanley). i dis-assembled and cleaned and greased every slide and made liners for the drawers out of carpet runner.
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    i picked up a couple more older boxes this weekend. pix comin later.
     
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  19. janbuick
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
    Posts: 308

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    I have this old box
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  20. Here is my newest one:A handmade tool box built by a good friend of mine's father.He was a sheet metal fabricator and this one shows it.The edges are rolled around round rod and the bottom is only two pieces:the sides are one piece and the bottom is soldered in. The handle is a turned piece of solid copper.The inside originally had a small tray(it's missing)but one of the braces to hold the tray is gone.
    I lettered and antiqued it to honor the maker's father(my friend's grandfather)who owned a sign shop in Toledo Ohio in the 1920's.He also worked as a striper for Willys-Overland in Toledo prior to that.I know because I am currently guardian of his sign kit.
     

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  21. Here is my latest find via e-Bay: A vintage DeVilbiss paint spray gun with 3 additional fluid jars(with caps for storage) in their original heavy steel box.Haven't dated it yet but it looks like 1950's or a bit earlier.With shipping I got it for under $40. A nice addition to my vintage paint equipment collection.
     

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  22. More tool boxes!!! Yes I am a boxaholic but I can stop............anytime.
    First up is a vintage Sherman-Klove box scored at an antique shop for $10. Next is an OLD square top Kennedy machinist's box with original key.Needs new felt liners and a couple small dents removed(if I can get the drawers out;the early ones don't have the drawer releases).Price: $20.
    Last is a JCPenney three drawer tool box with tray that I got for $2!

    HELP ME!!!!!! I CAN'T STOP!!!!!!!!!!
     

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  23. So I'm thinking "Sherman-Klove??? What the hell's a Sherman-Klove?" Good thing the label was in such good shape. Now I know what S-K stands for. You got toolboxes and I got an education!

    Sorry to hear about your boxaholism. I talked to a guy a couple weeks ago that was addicted to brake fluid. But he said he could stop anytime. :p
     
  24. Dicky
    Joined: Jun 10, 2012
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    Dicky
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    from Minnesota

    Should work for larger tool, I'll use it for a few years, then sell it...

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  25. DrivewayDave
    Joined: May 24, 2013
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    New guy sharing my Vintage 22" Portable Union Steel Corp WW2 Military Machinist's Mate Tool Box pics. Got it Tue with tools shown -red tote caddy for $10@ a going out of biz Napa Thrift Store. Refurb'd the box & tools w/liq det, Evaporust, & wiped down w/syn brake fluid. No before pics but needless to say they were very dirty & rusty.

    I hope U like?
     

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  26. 34andy
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 118

    34andy
    Member
    from WA

    Here are a few pics of my recent CL find. It is an almost perfect CRAFTSMAN from the 50s or 60s. -Andy
     

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  27. DrivewayDave
    Joined: May 24, 2013
    Posts: 5

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    safariknut, Super finds & buys. Very nice indeed. Those will be very practical. I've got to find some like those out here. Happy refurb'g & fishing for more, since you can't stop!
     
  28. DrivewayDave
    Joined: May 24, 2013
    Posts: 5

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    Wow, it's gorgeous, what a super find, enjoy that to pieces, nice goin'!
     
  29. DrivewayDave
    Joined: May 24, 2013
    Posts: 5

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  30. D.Valentino
    Joined: Oct 2, 2010
    Posts: 1

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    Thought I'd share my restoration projects. Since this is a vintage toolbox forum, I'll give you this link. http://1951snapon.blog.com/1951toolbox/
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    But you can check out the main page of a really cool toolbox carrier.
     
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