41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

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41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by Gordon_M » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:43 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-tool ... Swlv9aaxyM

It's up for less than a day now for anyone who is local. Looks OK except for the missing tray handle.

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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by mr rusty » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 am

Hi Gordon,

Thank you for the heads up. Have been looking for one for a few years now. Unfortunately too far from me and would like one with original paint.
Still waiting/looking

Thanks .. Pete

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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by Gordon_M » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:58 am

Closer to you than me, Pete. They will allow collection by a courier, they say. I've never found a WW2 box with salvageable original paint in the UK.

I have bought them from the US with good paint, and I have found in the UK an excellent PROTO badged equivalent from about 1950, but not wartime.

Typically UK ones I strip looking for original markings, if any, then right back to bare metal then prime and paint.
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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by Hartofoak » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:28 pm

I'm closest to it and it looks like a "Union type" with brackets for a flat handle. It does have a single oiler hole which is a good sign for a GMTK box. I'll bid for it if anyone wants to secure it and pay me later. I could have it couriered to my brother who lives in Sussex. I was lucky with my two UK examples as the stencils were revealed when I carefully removed the later coats of paint.
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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by Silly's MB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:07 pm

I saw this but apart from the cut off handle it also has a foot missing.
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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by mr rusty » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:40 pm

Good evening Hartofoak,

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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by Hartofoak » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:41 am

Hopefully I'll secure it for you Pete.
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Re: 41-B-1840, Kent, England on auction site

Post by mudbox » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:40 am

Good luck to you on getting that GMTK box.
I was able to find some 'vintage style trunk corners' online, but in a bright nickel finish. Shipping was more than I wanted to spend for only the 4 corners that I needed, so I bought a 'few' extra. Let me know if you acquire that box and need/want one of the corner feet.

Here's a pic of the 'foot'

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And a pic on the corner of the box (not yet attached)

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I'm happy to keep my eye open for a tray as well, but shipping from this side of the pond may be prohibitive.

-Jason

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