Vintage Printer's Letterpress Type Tray/Drawer Pre 1896 California Job Case For Sale
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Vintage Printer's Letterpress Type Tray/Drawer Pre 1896 California Job Case:
A Real Find. In great shape.
Vintage Printer's Letterpress Type tray or drawer. California Job Case Style. Metal "Hamilton" Handle. This drawer measures approximately 32 1/8" x 16 5/8". The handle adds another 11/16". Makes a great shadow box. Interior depth of the drawer is about 1 1/8" while the outside depth is 1 7/16" on the sides and back while the front is 1 1/2". Note the dividers are about 1" tall.This drawer has a circular Hamilton MFG "Made in U.S.A." Maker's mark on the top of the right center frame board (see photo). This mark along with the style of construction on the bottom leads us to believe that this drawer was manufactured prior to 1896.
The bottom is plywood and it is in good condition.
There is a label holder routed out of the face to the left of the handle. The top slot is not clogged so it is still usable.
The partitions are intact and have minor wear. The drawer is very solid structurally.We cleaned the outside of the frame with wood cleaner. We wiped out the bottoms of two of the compartments with a damp (water) cloth. The dividers seem to clean up as well. See last photo for a comparison of "as found" vs. "wiped". We used a foam paint brush to wipe the bottoms, a "rough" cotton rag and some household cleaner would probably get the wood a little brighter.We will remove the handle for shipping (we will wrap it and place it in one of the compartments with the two screws).Study the photos as the drawer you see is the drawer you get.An Awesome Drawer! Beautiful Wood!
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