Vintage Hubbard's Wire Sewed Folding Wooden Box RARE

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 07, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Vintage Hubbard's Wire Sewed Folding Wooden Box RARE 20 AVAILABLE GREAT FOR ANTIQUE DEALERS NO RESERVE!

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These are rare and unusual folding wooden boxes made by the Hubbard Folding Box Company in 1938. They are the first and original and were made exclusively by Puffer Hubbard Manufacturing Company. The front of each box reads the following with green print:

"MIRACLEAN CLEAN-AS-THE-BREATH-OF-SPRING KALAMAZOO LAUNDRY CO. PHONE 4161."

Both ends of each box read:

"HUBBARD'S WIRE SEWED FOLDING BOX THE FIRST AND ORIGINAL PAT'D JUNE 28, 1898 JUNE 16, 1931 AND PATENTS PENDING MADE ONLY BY PUFFER HUBBARD MFG CO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. U.S.A. BOX MADE IN U.S.A 2 '38"

These boxes would have been quite an engineering feat for their time. The base of each box folds inwards and the sides collapse making them completely flat. Yet when they are re-assembled, they are very sturdy. They have two handle holes for easy carrying. The 4 digit telephone number alone makes these antiques appealing. The inside of the boxes are painted green. Their dimensions are - Length: 22", Width: 14", Height: 12".

Having researched this item, we have discovered that t were only a limited quantity of these boxes made. One anti
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