April 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm #26587
My eyes were starting to glaze over from searching through Scott’s marvelous posts on the styles of Gerstner chests.
If only there was a quick reference with pictures and styles and measurements all in one place….
A few minutes (?) with Microsoft Excel got me something I can use to narrow down the Style numbers. Then I can go to Scott’s posts for particulars. Maybe you will find this helpful, too.
I can only add a snippet of the chart here, as the forum won’t allow me to add anything but picture files, but I’ll email the Excel file to you if you’d like.April 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm #29595
That sound great, Terry – thanksApril 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm #29598kcstottMember
i’ll take a copy as well if you don’t mindApril 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm #29599
Maybe add a Gerstner “Labels over the years” section? You can use the pictures I sent you.
Just came across this style (pictured) I hadn’t seen yet. When is it from? My guess based on styling is late 40’s early 50s, but it must not have been used long because the Mid 50’s -80’s style is much more prominent.April 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm #29600
I agree! I like your chart idea. What you have so far is great. As Matthew suggested a section of details that aides dating would be cool too. Labels, clasp styles, hinge styles, lock styles….., things that have changed periodically over the years.April 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm #29604
And you guys haven’t even seen the chart yet!! Send an email to me at email@example.com and I’ll send you the whole Excel file.
I don’t know enough yet about labels, lock and hardware styles to line them up with years of manufacture and such. Feel free to add info at will. Maybe Scott could weigh in on it.April 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm #29606
We’re an eager, self motivated bunch 🙂
Email sent!April 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm #29610
Sent mine too!April 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm #29627toolbox-d12Member
I have recently developed “THE” GUIDE for PERIOD DATING of HARDWARE for GERSTNER MACHINIST TOOL CHESTS, 1914-1959. Its purpose is to help owners and newbies establish an idea of a period date for when their chest may have been built. It does not claim to be accurate nor does it identify style #’s. They would still have to go through Gerstner for an ‘Official’ date and style.
The file is an Adobe Acrobat PDF. If any of you would like a copy send me an email. As you would use this guide, I’d appreciate your feedback for any corrections or improvements.
It sounds like this would fit real well with Terry’s style # efforts. That is a big job.
I hope Scott is in the loop so he can give us some feedback and guidance.
April 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm #29628
Count me in. I just sent you my email address.April 12, 2014 at 1:56 am #29633
Excellent, email sent!April 12, 2014 at 4:28 am #29638nbutlin-d13Member
I sent emails to both Terry and Toolbox. I’m a new member and trying to date my 2 boxes. Thanks all for your insight and information! Nancy in Austin, TXApril 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm #29639
I sent the files.
TerryApril 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm #29641jeff-bernsteinMember
I sent you my email via PM.
Thank you for your hard work,
JeffApril 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm #29647clo12675-d71Member
Thank you for sending me the chart, here are a few pics of what I have
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