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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Re: Tool Cabinet Variants

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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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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