Nicholas, what is the condition of it? Is it possible or worth it to be restored? If you don't have a spot for it in your own home, these things are pretty collectable and can fetch a nice amount of money from collectors out there.
If you have kids or grandkids, it sounds like a cool (pun intended) toy chest.
Here are some photos. It looks like someone painted over it some time ago. There is no real rust and it is from the 50s.
Are there any photos of it?
Looks like it has potential as a cool toolbox if you have a good tool collection.
It's really heavy if I put tools in it I would not be able to carry it.
Well, I figured it would make a good tool storage unit for holding and organizing tools, rather than a mobile toolbox.
I am with Dan.... that may be worth more as a collectible to someone than a tool box.... or maybe I am just watching too many of those shows on A&E and the History chanel
It is a collectible. Don't do any work to it. Check on ebay and get some pricing, but this is very rare..................
After viewing the pic's I would suggest getting it refurbed to it's original look. Then you can use it for drink bottles or if your interested in selling it let me kno i may be interested in it
Fred if you want it ok but some other folks have asked that, the shipping, because of the weight is a problem.
put it on ebay
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being an antique dealer and selling so many of these over the years, dont touch it!.. its not worth diddly squat once its painted.. right now its worth about 100 and more if it has the coke embossed on it.. if not and its just plain around 75 in our area.. your may be more.. there are things to paint, and things not to.. this isnt one of them...
I say the tool box/toy box option is tops. Just make a small 'tray' on castors to allow mobility w/o picking it up. Like the bases you can buy to put a heavy/large plant on.
i have a novel idea..use it for what it was made for. As a cooler for parties, set out as a decor item with bottle and stuff spilling out of it.