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Pilliod Lbr. Co. Machinist Tool Cases and Chests

Discussion in 'WOODWORKING PROJECTS' started by toolboxted, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. toolboxted

    toolboxted United States Iron Registered Member

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    Holescreek Active User Active Member

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    I've never heard of a Pilloid, it kind of reminds me of my grandfather's box. It has been refinished at some point and there's no name on it. I'll have to check it out.
     
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    I have a VERY similar chest. I thought it was user made till I saw one just like it in a reprint of a 19th. C. Montgomery Wards catalog. I think mine is a bit larger. The drawer pulls are identical to those in your link.
     
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    Hey George, If you have an interest I may be able to help you. If you would post a few pix with it opened and closed with outside of wood dimensions, W x H x D, when closed, I’ll see if I can ID it and give it a Period Date.
    Have a good one.Ted
     
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    That is a neat reference. The Union's with the finger latches are cool.
    I found a beat up 'no name' at a swap meet years ago and rebuilt it for my drafting equipment.
    The Tool Maker's use to give me a hard time about using a 'Machinist's Chest', until I found reference to Gerstner's chests.
    I've got two others waiting to be re-furbed. They've been packed away for over 15 years.
    I have a bunch of cherry up in the attic that I've been collecting for years with the plan of making one from scratch - someday.


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    Wow! Haven't heard the name Pilliod, since the machine shop I worked for made some huge hydraulic platen presses for them. That's about 40 years ago....
     

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