Posting some photos of a WWII fiber records chest I just came across. I have been on the hunt for one of these for years, trying to find one complete, in original condition & WWII dated has been a challenge. My search came to an end when I walked into a local antique shop yesterday. This chest is just what I have been looking for, manufactured by Rice Stix Dry Goods Co. & dated August, 1944 on the spec. tag. It has it's original olive drab paint & U.S. stencil & is complete with both leather handles, inside dividers & drawer. I was very surprised to see the original set of keys for the chest hanging on a string from one of the handles. At first I could not get the lock to turn, I do not think it has been turned in decades. I had to clean up the keys a bit and drop a little oil in the lock but it turns & locks just fine. I thought it was a very good deal for $125 and walked away happy!
Edited by Fixbayonets!, 15 November 2015 - 01:09 PM.