1890’s Large Mill Decorative Box/Storage Box
1890’s vintage large Mill decorative box/storage box. We were recently contacted about the clearance of an old textile mill West of Leeds, the mill had stopped working as a textile mill many years ago and was now refurbishing electronic components. Hidden at the back of one of the workshops we found a group of the original mill equipment, workbenches, storage boxes and so on. Given their age everything was in pretty good condition so we have simply given them a gentle clean to bring out the original colour. All the lines are listed so make sure you have a look at everything from this haul. The boxes are superb and come in three sizes, we have a number of the larger ones that make brilliant log baskets/storage boxes or just decorative boxes. There are a few small ones, slightly heavier and cruder in construction, probably used to ship steel parts and one totally original transport box that has a bolt on lid. The larger boxes have a twisted wire construction as shown. The markings, stamped on are totally original, even the oval makers stamp WM Bannister & Co Ltd Cowling Nr. Keighley.
Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.