Well crafted of wood or steel Machinist’s chests are designed to safely hold specialty tools.
The top of the line chests were and are made by Gerstner & Sons in Dayton Ohio since 1906. Many other brands are made including Kennedy and Union.
All are works of utility and art in one.
Many survive today while still being used for their original purpose. Many are also storing tools of other trades, brushes and pens for the artist. needles, bobbins and spools for the quilter.