Vanderman strong box form Custer's last stand area
Date Posted : 2012-02-25
Group : Antiques
Strong box probaly used to carry ammunition. This is a true peice of American history. It was dug up form a creek bed in Montana near the site of Custer's last stand (littel Bighorn). The brass plate on front reads "M'F'D by the Vanderman Manufacturing Co. Willimantic, Conn. Look them up on ebay. The box is constructed out of 1/8" steel with wood bumpers (The wood is gone form the back). Boxes such as this one were once used to transport gold and other valuables accross the country on trains and stage coaches. APPROX, 39 INCHES LONG, 20 INCHES HIGH AND 20 INCHES DEEP. Come to the Yellow Aster and pick it up. When the last item sells, the Yellow Aster Mercantile Company (1968-2012) will close forever. I have to sell everything, but I find new things every day, because this place is literally packed with antiques. We are at 5066 Hollywood Bl., a half block east of Normandie Av. I am there form 3 - 6 PM every day. Bring a jacket. You can also call me at 310-991-5478 to see me earlier or later than the buisness hours.