Dating gerstner tool chests
BTW, guess what it costs to belong to the "Gerstner Owners Club"?
I recently acquired an old, antique machinists' toolchest. Then refinishing - currently the piece is stained very dark, almost mahogany/walnut in color...
many rare Disstons) more chisels than we had ever had in one sale, tool boxes & chests, wood vises, axes, & every other class of tool made.
CHICAGO; ANDERSON & FORRESTER DENVER ratchet; K-D Mfg.
(Four books: The Current Antique Furniture Style & Price Guide, edited by Grotz; Craftsman of the Cumberlands Tradition & Ceativity, by Jones; Sundials by R. Mayall; and Turned Woodware For Collectors Treen and Other Objects by Toller.
I'm a DIYer/WW that took shop classes in high school - but I'd like some recommendations for restoring and refinishing this toolchest.
They do have a club, and I believe they offer free dating to members. Since Logans haven't been made since '73 or so I see no reason why Gerstner dosen't know what years they made certian model boxes. All the sales flyers used to have Kennedy stuff on sale, now it's the Waterloo boxes.