A few years back my wife says "I found a old wooden tool box full of tools, I think they are machinist tools. It's in the trunk of my car and very heavy". Quickly I go to see what she found and when I see it I was like a kid in a candy store! Vintage Gerstner & Sons box loaded with Starrett, Lufkin, Stanley. Reamers, bevels, bits ect....for just $20!!!
Some I already had so I shared with my youngest son who is a tool & die maker. The Gerstner "Leatherette" box is what really caught my eye! After my "drooling spell" and taking inventory I could not stop thinking of the tradesman that owned/used them. The unknown history right before my eyes was overwhelming as I handled each individual piece.
I asked her where she found the collection; it was at a "Cares" store in a town near us.
What a find for just $20...thank you my dear, THANK YOU!