Hi all! As a reminder, I have been tracking the 3 and 4 digit numbers found on some Tall, Short Beveled (SB) and Short Rounded (SR) boxes. If the numbers are read backwards, like the serial numbers on the full sized Lane chests, the numbers can be interpreted as dates. If they are read forward, … Continue reading Why, Why, Why? Bottom number theory takes a big hit!
Hi all! Just when I think I have a some slight grasp on the chronology and the age of our boxes, something comes along and makes me question my hypothesis. Chasing the boxes tonight I came across a very typical Short box that looks like this on the ebay store... Because it has this logo … Continue reading Just when I think I know…Class of 55 sticker!
Hi all! The possibility of the bottom number stamps described in my last couple of posts being date related has got me thinking about how many of each style of box was made. I'm not going to go into the math here because it's too boring and it's based on a whole bunch of guessing. … Continue reading Boxes by the Numbers
Hi all. Really quick one this time. Please check out my website HERE to see how I have added photos of bottom numbers to the discussion. Based on my research over the last several weeks I am pretty confident these numbers do, in fact, represent dates of manufacture - backwards. Until I see evidence to the … Continue reading Bottom Numbers/Dates Added to Website
Hi all! Once again, Happy Father's Day! In my last post I asked the box gods for a 4 digit number stamp on the bottom of a box. It took a day...got my wish.... I don't think I've talked about this before; but, for the most part Lane dated their full sized cedar chests (and … Continue reading Bottom number stamp – Quick follow-up
Hi all! Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! Over the years I have noticed three digit numbers very rarely stamped on the bottom of our little boxes. Nothing about them seemed to make any sense. Two of the boxes in my collection have these numbers on the bottom and yesterday I noticed … Continue reading Mysterious Bottom Number Stamps
Hi all! Quick find today. Believe it or not, I've missed a little detail on our TFF boxes. Boxes that look like this.. The hinges on these boxes are mortised in to the top and back and are visible on the interior more than on the exterior. See below... I just noticed there are two … Continue reading Tall Fluted Feet (TFF) hinges variations
Hi all! I've mentioned in the past about how few post-Girl Graduate Plan boxes have been found for sale on ebay and such. I hypothesize that there aren't many of the boxes - mostly with images on their tops - because they weren't very popular when they were sold in the final years of Lane … Continue reading Basketball Box in the “Wild”
Hi all! Another post for you today. While doing my "research" on ebay today, I came across a logo in a box that is being sold in a lot of 8 boxes. As you probably can imagine, I've got enough Lane miniatures and unless I really need to inspect the box or it is super … Continue reading New RARE GOLD logo!
Hi all! The mystery box I mentioned in my last post has arrived and I'm stumped! At this point in my research, I pretty much know what to expect when I look at a box. I have viewed/inspected thousands of boxes both in person and on-line. All of my conclusions related to chronology can be … Continue reading Chronology breaker! Short box with old logo.