A rare vintage 1949 U. Army military foot locker with wooden insert shelf made by General Products Co. Makes a great blanket trunk, storage box for toys or board games, or coffee table. Measures approximately 32 1/2" long x 16 3/4" wide x 13 1/2 tall. Foot locker is Army OD green color.Paint has a good amount of wear to it from use that gives is a cool camouflaged look. There are a few mostly worn away travel stickers, meaning this was hauled many places and well used. Has soldier's name painted on top lid, and initials on one of the side panels. Front and side handles are in great condition. Interior bottom part of box has a wood panel wallpaper/liner that has warped away, but could be remounted or taken out. I believe this was added by the original owner.
Includes the very hard to find wooden two compartment wooden insert portion. It's in very good condition for its use.Has a few other condition issues. The two front buckles are missing the clasping loops. A heavy duty metal wire was used to replace these, and they work well. The front locking clasp is missing. It appears that the hole it went to was filled in long ago with some plaster. A replacement locking clasp was added on at some point. Half of it remains, the top half of that is also gone. All other hardware, hinges, rivets, end caps, handles, and other metal fittings are in good working condition. Overall it is in good condition for its age and use.
The box is incredibly sturdy, and ready to last another 70 years. It displays and functions amazingly for most people's needs.
See all photos for condition details. This was produced for the Army during the early Cold War era just prior to the Korean War. Made by General Products Co. Which makes it much more rare than similar ones of the era produced by Doehler.He had so many great stories during our 20 minute conversation. He told me if it were up to him, he'd throw his old uniforms in that box, and drag it himself back to the fight in Korea. He has a lot of spunk, but also a heart of gold. He insisted I also take one of his favorite jackets because he thought I'd look good in it, and wanted me to make sure whiskey still gets spilled on it every so often. Please message with any questions.
Thank you for supporting a Veteran owned business. The item "1949 Vintage US ARMY Military Foot Locker Trunk w Insert Korean War Post WWII" is in sale since Thursday, August 16, 2018.
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