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Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16690] Tue, 07 June 2022 20:47 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Location: Netherlands
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Description: Brown wooden cabinet with two drawers with gold coloured knobs. Black/gold metal label with red/gold gruen service crest and text: “Standard forme shape crystals for gruen watches”. Brownred metal dividers.


Period: 1933 (highest style number is 139)
Content: odd shaped red label gruen crystals
Watch type: for pocket and wrist watches. Parts numbers 1 to 52 (first drawer) and 53 to 100 (second drawer).
Size: width=31.3 cm, depth=18.2cm, height= 8.5cm
Patents: unknown
Box maker: unknown

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Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16691 is a reply to message #16690] Tue, 07 June 2022 20:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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The paper in the bottom of the drawer, probably supplied with the cabinet.
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And what is on the back:
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And if you find one… ask the seller to package it well 😬
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You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16693 is a reply to message #16691] Wed, 08 June 2022 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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That’s a nice cabinet, and even better that it has so many original crystals remaining. Sheesh, was anything damaged in shipping? Or did it all snap back together??
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16694 is a reply to message #16693] Wed, 08 June 2022 17:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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The dividers snapped back. One drawer fixed with glue. And a dozen broken glasses for good luck. Sad

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16695 is a reply to message #16694] Wed, 08 June 2022 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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Man, that’s tough.
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16696 is a reply to message #16694] Wed, 08 June 2022 18:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Registered: October 2018
Location: City of Lake Salt
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"Box maker: unknown"

I think this is very likely made by Specialty Display Case Company, Kendallville, Indiana.

That is manufacturer for one of my Gruen "Kwiksale" cabinets. Which uses the *exact* same Gruen front plate, same drawer knobs, and same just overall look, construction, etc.


Matthias
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16697 is a reply to message #16696] Wed, 08 June 2022 18:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Great!!! Does your cabinet have that on a label on the back? I know I saw a name on one of those parts cabinets online and saved it, but cant find it.

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16698 is a reply to message #16697] Thu, 09 June 2022 04:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Jenneke wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 12:36
Great!!! Does your cabinet have that on a label on the back?

Yes.


Matthias
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16932 is a reply to message #16697] Sun, 10 July 2022 20:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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I understand how you feel on bad shippers n crystals, these wee supposedly in numeric order before they arrived. And I haven't got around to organizing yet. It's driving me bonkers.

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Matthias
Re: Wooden crystal cabinet [message #16933 is a reply to message #16932] Sun, 10 July 2022 21:58 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Lool. But they dont seem to be broken. That is a plus.

Must say that organising stuff is somehow therapeutic. Pull them out of the box and sort them in piles?


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