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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

I was moving some stuff today and came upon this dilemma.

 

I always thought the box on the right with the Jerry Scott Dymo label (remember those) was homemade.

 

Seems very nicely done but I could not find any markings of any kind.

 

Then, I just happened to place the other box next to it today and it looks like it's twin. Same handle, etc.

 

No markings on either. Any clue who made them? 

 

I can only say one is from New York, don't remember where I got the Scott one but I think I recall the midwest. Ohio maybe?

 

Anyone know a Jerry Scott who raced?

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

Joe,

 

The front covers... are they atached to the box or do they lift off?

 

Also, can you show a picture of the inside of one of the drawers as well as the bottom of a drawer?


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

The front covers... are they atached to the box or do they lift off?


Greg,
 
I remember seeing boxes like these. The front cover slides into the box between the bottom of the box and the bottom drawer. I suspect these were commercially made in limited numbers.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

Bob,
 
I suspect I have two boxes made by the same compnay, a three-drawer and a four-drawer.
 
The covers do slide below the botton drawers and the cover also fits into a goove in the bottom of the box to retain it when the box is all closed up.
 
PdL told me one time who made these boxes, but I'll be darned if I can recall who it was. American something, I seem to think.

They were definitely commerically available, if these are the same as mine, as my boxes came from a franchise AMR raceway in Nashville in '66 ot '67.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

I have a 3-drawer box that has the removable front panel from a slot at the bottom & slides in the bottom of the box. I think I bought it at Lemans Raceway, Brunswick, ME in 1968. I bought the same size Hoffman a couple years later at Modelville. My box drawers has masonite bottoms & dividers. I don't recall this box is labeled, but I'll take a look if need be.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:05 PM

Greg, here are a couple more pics. Front comes completely off. 

 

When you open this baby up it smells so much like wintergreen you feel like you are at an old folks ben gay convention  :)  

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

Pretty certain I have boxes made by the same company. Only ones I've ever seen where the door is made like that.

The bottoms of the drawers and the drawer dividers are Masonite. The dividers are loose and are smooth on both sides. The bottom of the drawers have an embossed "plus sign" pattern in the Masonite, right?

Handles are very similar, if not the same. Give me a shot of the little brackets that secure the handles to the top of the boxes please.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:22 PM

Here you go.

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

The only writings on mine are the Sharpie names I put on the drawers.

Two more things, the drawer runners are also Masonite and the top has a plywood siffener (rib) front to back in the middle of the top about a half inch square. Two drawers have dividers, the third one is not grooved for them. The handle is like Joe's. The box was probably wholesaled through REHCo.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

Joe,

I'd say we have a match, although my boxes have received a lot more use and abuse than your two.

Here's the handle:

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Here's the pattern in the Masonite on the drawer bottoms:

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And BTW, I was wrong about the dividers being smooth Masonite on both sides. They're the same material as the drawer bottom, smoth on one side, pattern on the other.

See if your drawer corner are joined like this, a simple rabbet on the side of the drawer, with the end of the drawer back glued into it.

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Bill, yes, the drawer slides are narrow strips of Masonite glued into slots in the vertical sides of the box.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

I had one like that a long time ago.

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