Here for sale is a great vintage box which was used for storing a gauge. The top of the box is inlaid with the name APE 'The Microball'. This case has a great patina, dovetail joints and original green baize. The instrument or tool is now missing. Sourced from an Engineering company in Coventry before it was demolished. These useful box is great for storage around the home or workshop. Calipers and copper vessel are for display but are also available.


The boxes has some historic stains and scratches. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

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39.5 cm width, 17.5 cm depth, 12 cm height

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Vintage Wooden APE The Microball Engineering Tool Box Case Dovetail Box Storage