Hi all! A little over a week ago, I found a box at Goodwill for $4.00. The box was not a Lane but because it had a hasp and hook on the front, I figured if the box couldn't be cleaned up I could use it for parts because the hasp and hinges were similar … Continue reading Early Era boxes – Ohio Manufacturer
Hi all. Please reference my post from August 5th for a complete discussion of the J. Arthur Krauss quote repeated here... “(we) found the supplier was an Italian who had a little shop over his garage. I got in touch with him and contracted for all he could make, paying $1.35 apiece and reselling them … Continue reading Clarity about Early Era boxes – Closing in on project completion
Hi all! I am right in the middle of some really good stuff but before I reveal my findings, to lay the ground work, I think we need to talk about the joinery associated with our little boxes. In the upcoming posts I anticipate discussing the joints/joinery used at the corners of the boxes I … Continue reading As the suspense builds, let’s discuss joinery
Hi all, I'm not sure I mentioned this before, but while in Altavista, it was brought to my attention by my new friend, Virginia (a 50 year employee at Lane!), that a book exists that chronicled the first 50 years of the Lane Company. Not a brochure, not a booklet, not a pamphlet, not a … Continue reading Lane history book – BIG find!
Hi all, As I mentioned in my last entry, I found a Tall Hasp with Feet (THF) on e-bay for $4.00 and it has an inscription (made with a marker) on the bottom. As a reminder, this is a THF... Although it is difficult to say with 100% certainty (more like 90%), it looks like … Continue reading 1930 Tall Hasp with Feet?
Hi all! I've been busy with work and traveling over the past couple of weeks - just now getting back to the blog. A couple of exciting items I'm watching the mailbox for...This week I purchased, on e-bay, a THF with a date written on the lid and it was only $4.00! I know the … Continue reading Altavista Follow-up #4 Logo “brand”