DESCRIPTION: Vintage 1950s steel filing cabinet in battleship gray with combination lock safe, aluminum drawer pulls, and slots on drawers for contents labels. The 1959 Cole Steel Office Equipment catalog describes this cabinet (the "Executive" file) as follows: Two full suspension letter files, two drawers for 3x5 or 4x6 cards 6400 cap. , secret vault plus storage space under lock and key, and key, 37 1/2" h, 30 1/2" w, 17 d. The only difference between the cabinet in the catalog and this one is the age and wear. Dimensions and features are identical.Overall: 37 1/2 h x 30 1/2 w x 17 d. Card file drawers: 3 1/4 h x 5 1/4 w x 15 1/2 d for 3x5 index cards. Metal dividers can be removed to accommodate 4x6 cards.
Letter file drawers: 10 1/4 h x 12 1/4 w x 16 d. Removable spring-loaded adjustable file support. Combination lock compartment: 11 h x 15 w x 14 d. Combination lock does NOT WORK.Large compartment with adjustable shelf: 23 h x 15 w x 16 d. Shelf can be positioned at seven different heights. CONDITION: The cabinet is clean and structurally very sound; drawers and drawer guides move freely. A replacement key and lock has been replaced on the cabinet. The cabinet shows signs of age and wear, and has been priced accordingly: none of which interferes with functionality.
The combination lock on the safe is sound and does work. HISTORY: Cole Steel Equipment Co. Was founded in 1933 in New York City. In 1949 the company acquired the main plant of former York Safe and Lock Co. As the decades progressed, the company failed to modernize and profits declined.Cole Steel was absorbed into Litton Industries in 1963 and eventually vanished. In the 1959 catalog referenced above, the company uses the tag line: Your company is known by the office you keep. The item "Vintage Cole Steel cabinet, 4 drawer, locking cabinet with shelf" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Office\Office Furniture\Filing Cabinets". The seller is "nexttimearoundantiques" and is located in Pelican, Louisiana.
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