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new (old) chests of drawers for our collection

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Earlier this week we got the opportunity to buy a few old chests of drawers from a printing company that is ending its business.

It is the kind of cabinet they used to store all the little lead letters they used in the past for printing, usually they tend to ask quite a lot of money for this kind of furniture, but we got 2 of them for very decent price. I even found a few stray lead printing letters left in one of the drawers.

It took me a few trips from there to my home to get everything here, and we still have a lot of drawers to clean, but they are extremely convenient for the storage of smaller pieces of the collection.

Every drawer is already divided in little cases that are perfect to sort everything out, but I am cutting  pieces of paper to put in every case to have a cleaner look since we can't get the drawers completely clean.

 

It will take awhile to get al the drawers tidy, but we are really pleased with the first results.

 

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FossilsAnonymous

Wow, If only I could get drawers like that. Nice bit o' organization there

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Ludwigia

Excellent aquisition!

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Bobby Rico

Fantastic find. You can get a lot in there and they look lovely indeed.

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WhodamanHD

Awesome buy! Those are super hard to get at a decent price. 

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Echinoid

Wow! Great purchase

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doushantuo

*smelling salt,please*

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Fossildude19

Great bargain! :wub: 

Love these types of drawers- would never be able to afford some of my own. 

Congratulations on this purchase. 

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fossilselachian

These old printer's cabinets make excellent fossil storage/display cabinets. Many of them were made from ash. Here are two of the ones I use for fossil shark teeth. Both had been painted and required stripping and refinishing.

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Manticocerasman
1 hour ago, fossilselachian said:

These old printer's cabinets make excellent fossil storage/display cabinets. Many of them were made from ash. Here are two of the ones I use for fossil shark teeth. Both had been painted and required stripping and refinishing.

 

They realy look nice, I love the little numbers on the drawers :)

 

Any chanse we get to see a glimpse on what is inside the drawers? :P

 

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, fossilselachian said:

These old printer's cabinets make excellent fossil storage/display cabinets. Many of them were made from ash. Here are two of the ones I use for fossil shark teeth. Both had been painted and required stripping and refinishing.

 

Awesome work restoring those cabinets, Fossilselachian!  :wub: 

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caldigger

:wub: X 10!  Very nice.

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