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Thread: 1900's tools of the trade

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    I'll bet you treasure this as much as she did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msuewhite
    For all you ladies out there who would like a box like this. I'm almost certain this is an old machinist's toolbox that Grandfather adapted for Grandmother's sewing chest. You can still buy these boxes on Ebay and other places, though, I warn you, they are expensive. They are reproducing these boxes but they, too, are expensive. Plan to pay $100 or more for one. I want one--had one many years ago that my husband relined for my jewelry collection. Sadly, it was disposed of many years ago. I am so happy for you to have such a wonderful treasure!
    Well, msuewhite, makes perfect sense to me!! My Grandpa was a tool designer for Brown and Sharps in Cranston RI. He designed the gears that cut the tools!! Thanks for the insight!!

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    I have my DGM things too.. aren't they wonderful. I love the fact that what I do comes to me as a gift from them. Probably to them from their grandmother's as well.. and on back it goes.. It is my joy and obligation to pass it on as much as I'm allowed. Oh what a day it will be when the family is reunited, and the sewing circle complete.

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    How wonderful! :mrgreen:

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    just wonderful thank you sew much for showing that beautiful box full of gems thank you and enjoy your treasure..........

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    WOW, THAT WAS AWESOME!! IT IS A TREASURE!

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    I love it !!!!! Precious !!!!

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    It is a real treasure to have.

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    Please be sure to write the history, putting names and dates, these things have a way of being forgotten. That is just the most special thing I have seen,

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    Oh, what a treasure.

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    Lovely storage chest. You are so lucky to have it.

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    I'm a sentimental person and just seeing that makes me think of my Grandma and how different times were back then.

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    It's like Aladin's Cave! Wonderful keepsake.

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    oh how lucky you are !!!

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    beautiful treasures with many warm memories. I have a few blocks my grandma put together and also some paper templates she use in cutting. I also have a quilt block her grandma put together in 1800's she was born 1832 so not sure when she made block. These kind of Treasure's are better than anything someone could give me. Enjoy yours. :)

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    You are so lucky. It is a wonderful treasure trove!!! I have buttons from 3 grandmothers and sewing notions, crocheted and embroidered doilies, pillow cases, tea towels, table and furniture scarves, an old quilt, etc from my grandmother who was my mentor who quilted all her life. We are so lucky to have some of their tools and beautiful items of work now that they are past. Cherish these things always as I will.

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    It's so cool to have something passed down from previous generations that was used by people you know. Maybe made by grandfather??? Maybe someone's pride and joy and now has a home where it's loved and used again. I think old stuff has a coziness that something new doesn't. To have all the things inside is just too cool!

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    You've really got yourself a treasure. I'm envious of you!!! It's so wonderful to have a piece of your past that you can look at every day. Cherish it.

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    How awesome!! My grandmother taught me to sew and I wish I had some of her sewing things

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    What a memory chest.

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    Wow! You are very blessed! What a treasure you can some day pass on!

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    That is so fabulous, what a treasure you have there.

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    What an incredible treasure! You're blessed to have her sewing box. I have my grandparents armoire - the first piece of new furniture they purchased after getting married.

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    What a wonderful keepsake!!

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    Now you have a real keeper in that wonderful sewing box!! You are a lucky gal to have fallen heir to that!! Wish I had some of those things that are in it! I have some wooden spools and a couple of old things but not near that many!

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