VINTAGE FILE-A-WAY LETTER FILE BOX WITH KEY
(full item description/condition info can be found below story)
Back in 1965 Bob Fetch was the original "road warrior". He ran his accounting business entirely out a camper which sat on the back of his Chevy pickup. He traveled the country auditing books for carnivals and small circuses which were never in one place very long. Bob was an expert at deciphering the expense forms filled out by carnival workers including the "Yak Women" and the "Amazing Anvil Juggling Midgets." He also had a pretty good idea how much an average repair would run on a Tilt-a-Whirl ride or the feed expenses for an elephant so the carny and circus owners relied on Bob to keep their crews honest. Inside Bob's mobile office he had a gray metal file box. It was perfect for holding his current working files.
In 1972, Bob decided he'd had enough of the road. He closed his business and moved to Orlando, Florida where he took an accounting job at the then new Disneyworld. Bob will tell you that the best thing that happened to him while being a road accountant was the day he met his future wife, Flora, who as you may have guessed was formerly known as the "famous Yak Woman."
Here's a heavy-duty, industrial looking steel file box ready to store your stuff or organize your life. The box measures 12.5" tall, 10.25" wide and 10" front-to-back. It has a hammered metal gray finish and also has a center divider and a carrying handle. Also included are 12 vintage card stock, tabbed folders. This very sturdy box is made of heavy gauge steel and weighs about 7 lbs. We are dating to the 1950s-60s.
This file box has a lightly distressed patina with scuffs and scratches as well as a few rust spots but no major dents or structural issues. The latch works well and the lid shuts properly. The interior is very clean. Sorry no key included for the latch.
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