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Vintage Boy`s Toy Tool Chest

Description:
You are viewing a hard to find 1920`s Boy`s Tool Chest by Mason & Parker Mfg., Co. of Winchedon, Ma. Mason & Parker`s specialty was originally pressed steel transportation toys. However, in 1907 they switched to wooden products that included this Boy`s Tool Set!!

The label on the underside of the lid, depicts young boys in a workshop working on various projects. This is a wonderful lithograph label with great color and graphics. Around the border of the label you`ll notice Indian peace symbols. This toy was manufactured before World War II - before the Nazis took that symbol, flipped it around, and used it for their own. Unfortunately, this symbol now evokes negative connotations. At the time though (early 20th century), there are some that believe that the Indian population living around the factory may have influenced the use of the peace symbol.

The kit is No. 442 and includes a number of the original tools. I also believe there are a few that may not belong to the original set but still manage to look like they should be there. The wood box has finger jointed corners and includes the original latch. The box measures 13 1/4" wide X 3 1/2" high X 6 1/2" deep and is filled with tools as shown in one of the photos. While it is fairly easy to find this toy box, it`s very rare indeed to find any of the original toy tools.

Overall fantastic condition for it`s age and use. Please note that the cover does contain a crack as shown in one photo. I love looking at this toy - with it`s amazing label and wonder what became of the children that played with this great toy.
 
Price:
$495
 
Materials/Techniques:
Wood Chest and tool handles
Metal tools
 
Dimensions (WxDxH):
12.50" x 6" x 4"
 
Condition:
Excellent with a proper age earned patina
 
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