My youngest daughter, Mallory, and I gathered up all (most) of my boxes and lined them up on the dining room table. Thanks Mallory!
I sorted them by age and lid logo and confirmed pretty much what I have documented regarding the assumed ages/chronology of the boxes. No distinct differences found that haven’t already been documented. It is hard to see, but below is the “Periodic Table” (you’re welcome Dusty) of Lane cedar boxes. Top left is THF circa 1935 and bottom right S (Short) circa 2004. The rows are determined by size, style and logo.
What did I learn in this exercise? Maybe I have too many boxes? My family thinks I’m nuts. To my knowledge, I am the foremost authority on Lane cedar boxes in the entire WORLD! Please, someone, knock me off of my throne, I dare you!
Happy New Year!