Vintage Tool Chest , Vintage Machinists Chest , Vintage Toolbox , Steel Toolbox

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This vintage tool box or machinists chest was manufactured sometime in the 1940's according to my research. The stamp on the top of the chest reads "Plomb Tool Co. Made in USA 9980". The Plomb Tool Company is an American industrial hand tool company credited with creating the first combination wrench. Plomb later became known as the Proto Tool Company which was eventually acquired by Ingersoll Rand. In 1984 it was acquired by Stanley and became Stanley Proto Industrial Tools.

The top of the chest opens and the front folds out for tool storage. It has a small divider tray on top and the bottom section has a divider as well. The orange/red paint finish is original and is overall in great shape, with very few blemishes and no rust. Hinges and handles are all in tact. Great industrial piece with historical significance for display or tool storage!

*****Vintage oil can pictured is not included but is available in a separate listing. The old gas can pictured is not for sale.

Thank you!

Dimensions: 22 1/4" L x 9" D x 6 3/4" H.

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