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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

I got this box many years ago at a flea market. Overall it is in pretty poor condition. Broken and missing piece of the lid and serious insect damage to bottom and the inside boxes, but Im glad I bought it as Ive never see another. It had a few pounds of nails in it. If you can read what is left of the lid, it is addressed to the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot, Jeffersonville, IN. It looks to me to be pre-WW II, but likely post WW I era. The size of the wood box is 5 ¼ high X 14 ¼ X 8 inches. It held five of the cardboard boxes, 2 1/8 high X 7 X 4 3/8. Note the lid has a corner painted blue. They are New Standard brand made by the Standard Horse Nail Corporation of New Brighton, PA., and the ink stamping on the end of the cardboard box says, SPECIAL COUNTERSUNK LEADER. The company is still in business, but no longer produces nails of any kind.
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#2 Brian Keith

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

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#3 mikie

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:26 PM

Well that's different.
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#4 Major Z

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

Interesting Quartermaster piece. Thanks for sharing!



#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

Thanks he comments! Glad you enjoyed seeing them.
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#6 sundance

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:45 AM

Great item. Any sense of a date on those?   I love those wood boxes.



#7 Brian Keith

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:25 AM

Hi Sundance, It looks to me to be Post WW I, but Pre-WW II. It doesn't have any date indication that I can find. It is just a guess on my part. It is possible it is WW I surplus. I found it interesting the company is still in business.
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