Every Wednesday there is an auction mart in
Gawler, selling cage birds, vegetables, pot plants, poultry, hay and grain, and then allsorts of rubbish which would go to the tip if there was no dump fee.
Every now and then the odd treasure tirns up. I bought this delightful chest of drawers a few weeks ago. I think it is American oak.Each drawer will hold 3 years of Vintage Ford mags,so I have room for 27 more years of issues.
Meanwhile, some drawers are in use storing small parts for my next project. Of interest is the fold down front on each drawer.I think it must have been some kind of stationery cabinet. The end bays of drawers can be locked by the hinged pieces at each end.
Very nice, good find!
That's class!! Bud.
Allan. Rather than a chest of drawers it appears as a legal document holder counter cabinet as used in a court setting or other legal function. Dave.
Dave, I too think it was some kind of document cabinet. On the left of each drawer remain two ground-off rivets which may have held a paper clip of sorts. The tab labels on the front act as a kind of index, and being able to drop the drawer fronts would have made it easy to see what was inside.
A machinist had been using it to house his tools. A really nice surprise was finding a pair of Starret X type V blocks, in excellent condition, at the back of two of the drawers. I paid the same amount to get all the other tools which were piled into an old wooden trunk. Someone had cleaned out a shed and really did not know what they had. By lumping the whole lot together, there was really good value, given I can recycle a lot of what I don't need at swap meets.
Allan from down under.
That looks like a library card file........
Craig, the library card files with which I am familiar are only about 6 inches wide.These arewider and deeper than a Vintage Ford.