Monday, 3 April 2017

Every So Often,

I need say a screwdriver, 

or a pair of pliers, naturally it takes the opening of at least 3 or 4 drawers or cupboard doors before finding what I am looking for, if only I had an organised toolbox like this one all of that often fruitless searching would be a thing of the past, this is the Studley Tool Chest, the case is 20×40 inches when closed (40×40 inches when open) and contains 300 tools within its carefully crafted mahogany rosewood, ebony, and mother-of-pearl case,

the tool chest was created by mason, carpenter, and piano maker H.O. Studley, born in 1853 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Studley enlisted in the Massachusetts infantry in 1861 and was held as a prisoner of war in Texas, while working as an organ and piano maker, sometime between 1890 and 1920, Studley devised his ingenious chest, designed to hold his own tools, as well as a collection of 19th-century hand tools, Studley worked diligently to craft an ingenious system that would pack everything into the relatively small space, flip up trays, hidden compartments, and multiple layers conceal everything perfectly, like a well put together jig-saw puzzle, each tool has its proper space, even clicking when pushed into place, but I can see the problem I would have with this tool case, I would lock it then have to turn the house upside to find the safe place that I put the key!

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