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Vintage Atlas Wooden Box

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Vagabond Vintage

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Antique “Atlas Explosives” Dovetail Wooden Box

Purchased at the Brimfield Antique Market many years ago, this historic explosives 25 pound box was used in display in our showrooms, and is now for sale.Incorporated in 1912, Atlas Powder Company functioned as an independent explosives and chemicals company until 1971. Provenance of this box is very early in the company’s history – Circa 1915-1919. Atlas was a spin-off of Dupont’s black powder and nitroglycerin dynamite division. The I.C.C. 14 certification on this box was an older government regulation that mandated dovetail wood boxes, thickness, nails etc to transport and ship explosive contents.The box has hand authentic and intact large dovetail joints and the box is hand stenciled on all 4 sides. The Atlas “globe” logo is on one end with “Explosives” and “Reg. U.S. Pat Off.” On the other end is “COALITE M” and “Permissible Explosives,” with lot number. The lid was nailed on and discarded long ago, but the bottom is firm, intact and securely nailed. Note the dovetail joints are loose, but solidly connected. 

This antique box is truly an unusual and rare found object for the collector.
Dimensions: 22.5” long x 9.5” wide and 7.25” deep.

Sold As Is: $88.00

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