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#1 serialins0mniac

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:26 PM


Ipurchased this Signal Corps chest a few weeks ago at an estate sale and am wondering if someone on this site could tell me what used to be kept inside? Metal corners and handle, It is marked on the top as follows:
Chest-CH-72-B
Order no. 1989-Chi-42
Made by Galvin Mfg. Corp
I have included some pictures. Inside is in really nice shape, while outside shows some wear. Can anyone tell me what this was made for and what all the compartments are for? I am wondering the age as well. I see it is marked "Chi" Im thinking that means Chicago and "42" possibly 1942? I am new to this site and any info would be a big help. Thanks all.
Nicole


Edited by DesertRatTom, 16 June 2014 - 02:03 PM.
No pictures on off-site server. drt


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Just a wild a## guess.Box for crystals to make frequency changes.Galvin became Motorola.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Spare parts chest for for the SCR 609 and SCR 610 radio sets.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Is this a rare box? I cant seen to find mention of this model online. I see some talk in forums about the Ch-72-A but not the "B". What is the difference between the A and the B?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Is this a rare box? I cant seen to find mention of this model online. I see some talk in forums about the Ch-72-A but not the "B". What is the difference between the A and the B?


Signal Corps chests don't seem to show up too often, but they also don't seem to have enough demand for their scarcity to translate into value. Without the radio set, I don't seem them as having big collector interest and, inlike plain old military footlockers," they often have internal dividers that may them not very usable for general storage.

I found two worthpoint.com listings for ebay sales of these in the last few years: one went for $16.50 and the other for about $60.


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