Vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Wooden Crate Wood Case

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Pabst Brewing Company Blue Ribbon Beer Wooden Beer Crate

This vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon wooden beer crate is robustly constructed and has all of the character of a beer case of days long gone. Heavily b uilt from 5/8Â" and 3/4Â" thick wood and designed to carry Â"two dozen large bottles of beerÂ", the crate is approximately 24-1/2Â" long, 14-3/4Â" high (15-1/2Â" tall including the casters), and 16Â" deep. From the labels and markings, it certainly pre-dates World War II. It may even be pre-Prohibition . It is structurally sound and has a great old age patina. The wood has scratches, nicks, and stains garnered over the decades. The galvanized metal strapping, nails, and casters show various degrees of rust throughout. A previous owner lined the interior with what appears to be sample swatches of wallpaper (which itself is obviously very old) and added casters to make it a rolling storage chest. T are also a dozen or more nails along the outside edge of the lid that have bits of fabric still under the nail heads. Someone had once padded and covered the lid to make it a seat or ottoman. The best features of the crate are the great old labels and markings that tell its history.

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Front Face

Boldly and clearly stenciled, taking most of the front:
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