Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:43 am

Man that is big money for 1949! No wonder your mom remembers it so vividly!

Irresponsible Speculation Ahead - It was probably a major fight that day in the household for spending the grocery money!
Years later being ticked off at it, your mom :shock: painted it teal so your dad would have to carry it around and look rediculous!
The magic barn has uncovered the secret family fued. :evil:


All joking aside Ken, I love reading about your projects and the sharing of your family. We are blessed to have you here.
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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:55 am

Scrivet - thanks for this. So interesting - I'll check it out, I think my mom is a member of ancestry.com so I'll have a look. The only difference in this photo is the latch on the clam shell doors. Fascinated with $6.75 - I'd buy a hundred of them. Now if the picture was just in color :D :D

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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:01 am

outdoors4evr wrote:Man that is big money for 1949! No wonder your mom remembers it so vividly!

Irresponsible Speculation Ahead - It was probably a major fight that day in the household for spending the grocery money!
Years later being ticked off at it, your mom :shock: painted it teal so your dad would have to carry it around and look rediculous!
The magic barn has uncovered the secret family fued. :evil:


All joking aside Ken, I love reading about your projects and the sharing of your family. We are blessed to have you here.


:D :D $6.75 plus the full set of tools which we still have - In the 70 years my parents have been married - I'm sure this was not the only feud over what Dad purchased - Saw Mill, balers, she hated his 67 green Chevy Belair, tractors and his collection of what she calls JUNK......It's fun to watch someday's yet.....Thanks four kind words - Ken
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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:05 am

PVF1799 wrote:Scrivet - thanks for this. So interesting - I'll check it out, I think my mom is a member of ancestry.com so I'll have a look. The only difference in this photo is the latch on the clam shell doors. Fascinated with $6.75 - I'd buy a hundred of them. Now if the picture was just in color :D :D

Ken


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The description calls for 'machinery gray.'

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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:26 am

Bill Hudson wrote:
PVF1799 wrote:Scrivet - thanks for this. So interesting - I'll check it out, I think my mom is a member of ancestry.com so I'll have a look. The only difference in this photo is the latch on the clam shell doors. Fascinated with $6.75 - I'd buy a hundred of them. Now if the picture was just in color :D :D

Ken


Ken,

The description calls for 'machinery gray.'

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Thanks Bill - I missed that because I could not make the image bigger on my iPad - Now that I'm at my PC - I can see clearly now the rain is gone - oopppsss I mean it's big enough for my old eyes. Thanks again.
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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby Scrivet » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:44 am

I've solved several of my own mysteries with that Sears catalog I bought. :D Now I'm going to be spending way to much time looking at all the years. :shock:

I should have mentioned the link is

ancestry.com/sears

on the right side of the page pick a year in the drop down box (1896-1993)
then pick a season, then click on the catalog number.
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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby PA Cub » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:16 am

PVF1799 wrote:
Scrivet wrote:Teal??? Gray???? :D I'm starting to think the compromise choice is IH red. If you look I'll bet you can find a can or two laying around. :wink:


Scrivet - you have NO Idea - How much I want it IH Red. As others have pointed out - who am I doing this for? I'd like to dedicate the box to tools specifically sized for the Farmall Tractors I have - then the restoration side of me kicks in. I'll leave it as primer till I decide.


The tote tray may have been red? Check out the bottom photos:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Round-T ... 461569dd6f
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Re: Circa 1938 Craftsman Tool Box Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:27 am

My oldest brother was up from Delaware - he was at home until 1962 when he went into the US Air Force. He looked at my restoration effort on this tool box - stating this is just how I recall it. In any event - it's machine gray now - not rusting away.

I'm now on the hunt for the correct rivets to put one handle on and the logo back on.

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