1960s SNAP-ON TOOLBOX - TOOL CABINET
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“Papa, the door bell is broken,” Mama Bertelli yelled down the stairs to her husband who was working on something in the basement.
“Yes Mama, I’ll take a look at it.” Victor called back to her and then turned his attention back to the small device that sat on the workbench in front of him. He reached over to his old metal toolbox and pulled out a screwdriver. He leaned over the contraption and adjusted the lamp so he could see what he was working on better. He tightened a few screws and then returned the tool to the box. “There, that should do it,” he said aloud to himself.”
Mama yelled down again, “Papa, the sink is backed up again.”
At the sound of Mama Bertelli’s voice, the device suddenly lit up and a reel-to-reel tape began turning, then the recorded sound of Victor’s voice emitted from the machine, “Yes Mama, I’ll get on it as soon as I can.”
Victor smiled as he made is way to a large easy chair that sat in the corner of the basement. He sat down, filled and lit his pipe and then picked up a book and began to read.
“Papa, the backdoor is squeaking,”
The machine lit up and the tape reel began to turn again.
“I’ll be up to take a look at it shortly,” the machine bellowed as Papa sat silently in his comfy chair. He drew in smoke from his pipe and turned the page on his book.
Here's a circa 1950s-60s Snap-on tool chest ready for duty in the garage or re-purpose in an industrial chic decor. This old toolbox measures 24" wide, 12" tall and 11" front-to-back and is made of heavy-gauge steel--weighing in at over 37 lbs. The front panel lifts up to reveal three (3) drawers and a divided tray on top. It features carrying handles on both ends and a ribbed handle on the front panel. There is a "Snap-On" metal emblem on the the front panel. This box has been painted a redish-brown color at some point in its life.
As mentioned above the original Snap-On red-orange finish has been painted over. It has some distressing from years of use including scratches, worn paint, small dings, bent drawer pulls and some surface rust/pitting under the over paint but it is structurally sound. The drawers and inside top tray are free of grease or heavy grime build-up and the drawers pull out smoothly. The Snap-on emblem has some wear and overpaint but is still readable. The handles are all firmly attached. Its original lock/latch on the front panel has been removed.
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