Vintage/Primitive Wooden Crates

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 01, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

The present auction is for a lot of 4 vintage/primitive wooden crates. The crates came from my Grandmother's house in Belmont, Massachusetts. They are 70+ years old - and were found in a small crawl space in my Grandmother's basement. They were probably put t by the previous owner of the home (and tfore much older), as no one in my Father's family knew of their existence while they were living t (from the late 30's). I tried getting information online about the company names on the crates, but did not find any additional information.

The First Crate Measurements : 12 inches High, 13 3/4 inches wide, 15 5/5 inches long. The crate comes with two metal hinges that work! On one side of the crate is handwritten in black ink: "Kinney Mfg. Co., Z-3376H, 3529-3541 Washington St. Boston, Mass." When the lid is lifted off, the inside is almost new looking (see photos). One corner of the box has insect damage (see photo). T are rope handles on each side. One rope handle is broken, one intact. The lid has a black ink stamp: "The Ohio Injection Company - Wadsworth, Ohio".

The Second Crate Measurements : 17 inches wide; 12 1/2 inches High; 13 3/8 inches wide. The Crate has stamped in black ink on the sides: "Hydron Bellows From Clifford Mfg. Co. Boston, Mass." Handwritten in pencil on the side is "Kinney Mfg."

The Third Crate Measurements : 20 1/2 inches length; 10 3/4 inch wide; 13 1/2 inch high. Has paper mailing label (and parts of other paper labels on the box still attached): "From H.E. Davis, 135 Locust St., New Bedford, MA USA" - to address in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (the address is not legible as the ink has faded too much). T is nothing written on this crate, except for "12 Inch" stenciled/stamped in green ink on each side.

The Fourth Crate Measurements : 17 inches long, 12 3/4 inches High; 13 1/2 inches wide. Side of crate reads: "HYDRON BELLOWS FROM CLIFFORD MFG. CO., BOSTON, MASS." On sides is handwritten in pencil: "1 1/2 Bellows 1 1/2".

T is also a piece of wood that broke off of another box that was found in one of the other boxes (has nails still attached to sides) : 16 inches wide, 6 1/4 inches at its highest point. Handwritten in black ink on the piece is: "Kinney Manufacturing Co. , 3529-354 Washingston St. Jamaica Plains Post Office, Boston, Massachusetts"

Please e-mail if you need additional photos or have questions.

Local Pick-up strongly preferred, or Buyer handles delivery arrangements. I am willing, however, to ship these crates in separate boxes to an interested Buyer (at least two large boxes). Please e-mail with your zip code prior to bidding so that I can give you a shipping quote.

PayPal payment preferred; money order accepted. No personal checks. Unless arranged otherwise with the seller, payment must be received within 10 days of the end of the auction or item will be relisted and buyer will get negative feedback.