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History of American made tool box manufacture`s

MachinistChest.com says:

Just thought this would be a nice place to collect and post some information on the history of the different tool box makers. If y`all have something that you care to share, by all means .

I`ll get us started with a company named Union Chest Works.

Union Steel Chest moved from Rochester NY to LeRoy in 1932. Operation of the company began in 1893 with the manufacture of drafting tables, and later machinists tool chests and specialty cabinets. The manufacture of light formed metal tool and utility chests began in the 1920s. The parent company went into receivership in 1931 and the metal division now owned by three men formerly executives with the Rochester organization came to LeRoy. Union produced steel utility and tool chests until the late 1960s when plastic fishing tackle boxes were introduced. The wooden chests came in three styles and were carried through 1953. The cases were purchased on the outside and "trimmed" in LeRoy. The Company relocated to Chandler AZ in 1973 and closed in 1984. It is difficult to date the wooden chests and it depends on the style of drawer pulls. the man who had the information on the pulls died a few years ago, and as far as I know, did not leave his notes with the dating information...MC
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MachinistChest.com says:

Pilliod was another box maker from the same general area of the northeast. I don`t have much on them at this time, however this can be a good start.

The Pilliod company, was located in a small community of Swanton OH about 20 miles SW of Toledo. Originally it was Swantown OH, I the 1 last update 2020/07/16 think. Pilliod manufactured furniture as well as tool cases, and competed with other wood manufactures from Dayton OH (Gerstner), and Kennedy OH (VanWert). I believe Pilliod was in business since 1896 as a cabinet company,
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Pilliod was another box maker from the same general area of the northeast. I don`t have much on them at this time, however this can be a good start.

The Pilliod company, was located in a small community of Swanton OH about 20 miles SW of Toledo. Originally it was Swantown OH, I think. Pilliod manufactured furniture as well as tool cases, and competed with other wood manufactures from Dayton OH (Gerstner), and Kennedy OH (VanWert). I believe Pilliod was in business since 1896 as a cabinet company,
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MachinistChest.com says:

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Another maker was the Schartow Iron Products CO. SIPCO

Frank E. Schartow,,Racine industrialist for 40 years,
Schartow was born Frank Littlefield in Lake Zurich, Ill., on Aug.13, 1882,
He came to Racine in 1903, and assumed the management of the Barton Manufacturing Co., a short time later.
He purchased the Barton Co. in 1911 and changed its name to the Schartow Manufacturing Co.
He later transferred operations to South Milwaukee, but returned to Racine in 1921 and started the Schartow Iron Products Co., operating
in the old Racine-Sattley Building at Sixteenth and Junction Ave.
Schartow sold his products on both domestic and foreign markets, and did work for the federal government in both World Wars.
When Schartow''t know what else they used
to do though.

Why a wood toolbox manufacturer would team
up with a micrometer company is a bit of
a mystery to me.

George Scherr was one of the pioneer makers of toolmaker''s also worth mentioning that Scherr-Tumico has imported a fair number of tools and metrological equipment, including Parkson gear testers, DMT rotary tables, Zeiss toolmaker''s into the 1980''all - -

I picked up an oak machinest''m hoping maybe someone can help me identify it as there are no tags or labels on it. The only identifying mark that I can find anywhere on the chest are the numbers 217 stamped on the right hand edge of the front door panel.

It has seven drawers, and is 20-3/8" wide X 9-1/4" deep X 13-5/16" high. The box appears to be very similar to the few George Scherr chests that I''ve never been able to confirm the existence of any kind of number on the front door edge.

The examples that I''m new to Flickr and will have to find out how to post pictures.

Regards,

Brad
Rapid City, SD
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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for JunNHowWong says:

anyone can sent me more about the history of tool box? from wooden chest untill steel chest and plastic chest? thank you..
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