Tool Cabinet Variants

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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by gpw_42 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:46 am

Farrell shared this Facebook Marketplace post on the FB G503 group on 11 SEP 19:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 344498806/

Military drawer cabinets
Chesterfield, MO
$125

Vintage military cabinets with drawers
25” x 20” top 35” tall
18” depth of drawers
25”x27” top 35” tall
25” depth of drawers
$125 each Less
Condition Used - Fair

Usual caveats from me.
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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Redneck401K » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:47 am

Wingnutt wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Redneck,
While the general shape, configuration of the drawers, and the handles DO resemble a 41-C-15 cabinet, 41-C-15 cabinets did not have all those key-latch locking provisions.
I appreciate your input. You may be right, there's also the possibility that, as a body man / metal worker, he could have added those on.

If it was a 41-C-15, where would the serial / model number be located at?

I came across similar cabinets under the following manufacturer names:

Utility Metal Products Co.
Falconer
Lyon

Just out of curiosity, what would a nicely restored 41-C-15 be valued at?

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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Wingnutt » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:42 pm

Redneck401K wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:47 am
...there's also the possibility that, as a body man / metal worker, he could have added those on.
That's what Silly's MB suggested, and I agree.

On your other questions...

- I don't recall seeing any legit WWII 41-C-15 cabinets with a data tag or even with the "41-C-15" (a wartime format Federal Stock Number (FSN)) stenciled on it. But I could be wrong. If there was one like that in our G503.com community your best bet of finding it would be on this thread. Mine has an 11-digit FSN on a data tag along with the OEM, but it dates to the 50's.

- Value on these cabinets ranges between $~35 and $150+ dependent on market, condition, and circumstance. Shipping is prohibitive.
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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Rustman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:58 pm

I've not seen any number on the older cabinets. I have two that came out of Martin Aircraft after WW2 and went into the basement workshop of a deli owner who had his business across from the factory. I paid $400 for the pair. But mine are in very good original condition with excellent condition tops that have never been drilled for a vise.

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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Redneck401K » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am

So, I'm gathering that they aren't worth much monetarily. Perhaps I'll restore it one day and enjoy it. After seeing the photos of how it was used in the field, I have a new appreciation for it.


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Post by Robin » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 pm

Finally found one. It's in Navy gray and appears to have been that color a long time. The top drawer appears to be missing a divider that went from side to side.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by retro-roco » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:39 pm

These became available locally. Hope to pick up one of them, but don't have room for all...
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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by '42 Peep's Motorpool » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:35 pm

Those are nice examples, they look to have been taken care of.
"Peep" was the name used by the Armored Force for the 1/4 Ton truck early in WWII.

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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Rustman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:41 pm

Friend and G503 owner Mat Curtis sends me a link the other day to a Facebook Marketplace sale saying "Are these like the cabinets for Iffy-Lube?" Why yes, yes they are. Except these aren't WW2. Instead the appeared to be two variants of the MIL-C-40009D-TYPE-V. I thought about it for a while then decided to ask the seller anyway. Well $200 poorer I have these two now.
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The repainted one has a butcher block top and is bolted together. No data tags, property tags or other markings were found. It's now in my shed to be put to use.
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The other I brought into the basement to be near the tool collection so I could fill it with my later tools. It has the composite top. It also had an OMB sticker on the back so I knew it came out of Federal service somewhere. But the only other tag I could find was on the top drawer and was painted over in the exact shade as the rest of the box. Scroll down for more on that.
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So I didn't have much hope for the painted over sticker. But I gave it a go. Paint Thinner didn't even cloud the paint. So I tried some EZ Strip. Real gentle and careful to not get any on the paint around the tag I started rubbing. Praying it wouldn't take the ink off the tag too. And SUCCESS!
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Turns out this cabinet was from a 1984 contract. That's quite a bit newer than I was expecting. Is there a catch and release program for tool cabinets that are too young? ;)
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Lastly you might have noticed the large hole in the back center of the top. I don't know what it was for. But it's factory. Because on the underside appears to be a captive nut.



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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by stb » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:15 pm

@ rustman:
The hole in the back center top is to attach the cabinet to the inner side walls of the M109 or similar shop van trucks.
Special rails (angle iron) with holes, just below the side windows, are attached to the walls for that purpose.
The cabinet´s rear top edge is placed under the rail, and a bolt is inserted throug both the rail, and cabinet top, and tightened.
Instructions on how to mount the Cabinets are in the newer 9-2320-361 series TMs for the multifuel 2-1/2ton trucks. However, there are no instructions or pictures in the older 9-2320-209 series TMs.
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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

Post by Rustman » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Bruce,

Thanks for that. Pretty cool to know.

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