any body remeber having a brass tackle box? any body remeber having a brass tackle box?
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    any body remeber having a brass tackle box?
from bruca #20357  
6/2/2012 11:00:00 AM


 buddy of mine just gave me a 2 tray brass tackle box ,man the thing is heavy anybody with info on them i`d like to know more thanks bruce -

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   I can remember metal tackle boxes from Beartrap   6/2/2012 11:02:43 AM
 don't recall any brass ones however trays may have been brass....

    from Spooled Again #9650  6/2/2012 2:13:18 PM

Edited 6/2/2012 8:24:22 PM

   Brass?? from Hutch #10968 #10968  6/3/2012 12:39:00 AM
 I would assume it is for salt water??? Love to see it..... No identifying marks on it? You sure it might not be a "no spark" tool box? hmmmm Hutch

   Brass tackle box? from PPEN  6/3/2012 9:49:58 AM
 I need to see it, too. I remember lots of metal tackle boxes but never brass. Sure hope you can post a picture of it. Until then I am with Hutch RE the no-spark tool box.

   I'm guessing a from Spinny  6/4/2012 4:22:43 AM
 miner's tool box.

   I have an old Oak box from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/4/2012 8:58:32 AM
 With four trays and brass corners, hinges and latch's.

   Folk art or commercial box, Bender? from Hutch #10968 #10968  6/4/2012 10:35:53 AM
 Some of those old wooden tackle boxes can be worth serious dollars...... and they also make great "Lure Cave" Displays....... There are also some old Leather ones that are high dollar.....

I bet Spinny nailed where the "spark resistant" brass box of Bruca's was used.. Sounds very logical.... Love to see it...... Hutch

   Tell me Hutch from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/4/2012 11:12:35 PM


   Inside Hutch from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/4/2012 11:13:33 PM

All the Trays are Oak too and the bottom is divided into sections.

   Give me a while Tony from Hutch #10968 #10968  6/4/2012 11:49:09 PM
 Are the small lid hinges brass also........? they do not seem to go with the heavier brass hardware... any holes or filled holes where possibly some larger hinges were replaced..... ? Maybe on the outside of the box? Appears it was made for personal use...or perhaps someone who made a few to sell or give to friends.... It also seems out of place for a coastal tackle box as it would not hold too many ocean size baits.... Handle is interesting.... and because the box is oak....... and the harware is large and brass..... that would indicate it was meant more for show.... It is hard to tell.......but are all the joints, butt joints? And is the box held together with nails or screws? Back with you asap...... THANKS FOR LETTING US SEE IT..... NICE..... Hutch

   Hutch from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:44:10 AM
 Mortise and Tenon on all joints including the lid

   Joints from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:46:09 AM

Mortise and Tenon

   Notice the Cork from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:46:59 AM

In the Bottom

   Hinges are mortised from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:47:58 AM

Into the wood. There is no plywood in this box. It is planed down S4S material

   Hutch, it is screwed from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:49:09 AM

And there are no holes where any had been replaced.

   History of the Box from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 9:53:19 AM
 I got this box about 15 years ago from my Father in law who had an Uncle that had passed away. He was in his 90's. It had never been on the Coast and was full of old lures like original nail eye Lucky 13's and a bunch of Creek Chub stuff along with old in line spinners, flys and top waters. There is several old Heddon things, River Runts, Bombers, Some really old Devil horses and prop baits. I got the box along with several old direct drive reels and a rod or too including a Bamboo Fly rod. I have all the good lures displayed on the wall in the reel shop.

The box has been refinished all but the trays and the brass corners and hinges had been painted with gold leaf but was tarnished from the original brass underneath. The handle was a leather strap that had been replaced.

   My opinion-Hand made wooden tackle box from Hutch #10968 #10968  6/5/2012 3:19:04 PM
 I noticed it had been refinished and had probably two coats of paint removed.... and I also noticed the cork bottom and the nice natural patina to the drawers.
A shame the entire box doesn't have that original finish and patina... It is like all collectible fishing stuff... the more original the better. The handle and the smaller hinges look out of place as I would have expected some kind of larger strap hinges and that is why I asked the question about the possible removal of original hinges.... We know it is old(er) and the restoration did not help the value of the box..... The biggest negatives on the box are the painted hardware and the fastening system for the handle. It appears to definitely be a hand made piece that was never made in quantities for commercial sales. In original condition it could have been worth over $200.00 In it's current condition it probably has more sentimental value than intrinsic worth and I would estimate it being worth 50-75 dollars... But, if someone would take the time to get that paint off the brass hardware (not that hard if the hardware will come off easily) and dress up the way the handle is attached.. Maybe a simple thin brass trim plate (estucheon) over each exposed mounting screw or whatever those are on the inside of the lid.... It might bring 100 bucks or more just as a display box for someones "lure cave" lures..... A custom made box either for the maker....... or a friend or two....but never intended for mass public sales.... Is my guess. It is also hard to estimate overall condition from photos. If I learn any thing further... I will let you know.... Ohhhhhh Make sure there are no makers Marks of anykind on the box and that NONE of the hardware is labeled "Made in Japan" or "Made in China" There is an old saying as you know.... Nothing is worth more than it will bring....... so don't consider my estimates to be anything other than that......"estimates" Thanks for sharing the box....... Later, Hutch

   Heck from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/5/2012 5:33:31 PM
 I would not sell it for $500.00. It is a great conversation piece in the shop. Gotta love that old stuff. But there are no labels or markings of any kind on the box or the hardware.

   Yep...... from Hutch #10968 #10968  6/5/2012 6:30:47 PM
 I have always wanted one of the old and valuable Leather tackle boxes........ There really are quite a few older wooden tackle boxes around..... as a lot of woodworkers were also fishermen... but condition is everything..... I know you wouldn't take 500 dollars for it for the reasons you mention.......but....... TRY selling it for 500 dollars..... lol If that hardware is indeed good quality brass...... I would get that paint off of it ..... Did you refinish it? If so, was it painted when you got it? I could not quite see how the handle is attached.... If you can determine how it was attached and dress that up a little....... that would help too.... Neat box... and , of course, it is now best used as a display box for various fishing items..... the lures look neat in it.... Thanks again for letting us see it.... Later, Hutch

Btw I have several BAGS full of Lews parts...... but a lot of it is not labeled....... and I am stuck as to how to identify all of it ..... and I mean a LOT of it.... from side screws to handle lock nut pinions, to main gears to pawls, to main shaft bearings, to spool bearings, to ratchet assemblies .... to finger screws, to, zirconia pawls and metal pawls..... etc etc (you get the idea)



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