Dating gerstner tool chests
These problems are all caused by the wood shrinking and changing shape as it ages.
Turn the piece over and examine the bottom of the chest of drawers for a paper label or stamp.
The cases were purchased on the outside and "trimmed" in Le Roy.
If y`all have something that you care to share, by all means .The rich antique patina of mahogany, walnut, cherry, or quartersawn oak hardwoods is set off by polished nickel or brass hardware to compliment the interior design and furnishings of dens, bedrooms, gun rooms, and fly tying stations throughout the home or office.chests, both fully restored and un-restored, in various models, sizes, wood species, hardware options, drawer configurations, and felt colors, like those shown here.I don`t have much on them at this time, however this can be a good start. I just started a resto of one and from the searching I've done so far I believe mine is from the 30's (the company name is inked on the bottom of the chest). The Pilliod company, was located in a small community of Swanton OH about 20 miles SW of Toledo. Pilliod manufactured furniture as well as tool cases, and competed with other wood manufactures from Dayton OH (Gerstner), and Kennedy OH (Van Wert).