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This vintage industrial turquoise tool box was manufactured by Bernz-o-matic in the 1950s and 60s. It once held a turquoise propane "master torch" and a starter torch set, which have since been put into use by craftier members of the Wabi Sabi household, leaving Ms. Wabi Sabi holding the turquoise tool box with the scratch-resistant powder coated finish. I've been using it to store my jewelry making tools and assorted hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers), and the two-chambered box is just the right size and strength for storing and carrying household and/or speciality hand tools. (Though anything heavier than a handful of hammers might hurt the hand with the handle.)

The "patina" that can be seen streaking across the top of the box and inside the inner compartments is a combination of telltale dirt and mud from Arizona and dots and droplets of rust along the top of the box, and along an inner seam of the thing. I can wipe it free of surface debris and follow with a treatment of rust remover, unless you prefer to do that yourself.

Overall, this stout steel stash box is in very good vintage condition, with no structural complications or damage, no major scratches or dents (the one tiny indentation on the top of the box can just barely be made out in the photos), and no plans for the weekend. She measures 11 inches long by 6 inches wide by three inches tall (excluding the handle).

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Vintage Industrial Metal Tool Box by Bernz-O-Matic


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal, steel, machine age, industrial, turquoise, powder coat, blue, bright, tool, box, scratch, resistant, 1950s
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 41 reviews
  • Favorited by: 20 people