Great-Grandfather’s Locked Chest Holds Historical Treasures (10 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       26 Jun 2013       13765       5 GALLERY VIEW



This chest had not been opened for 60 years when this guy decided to open it. He found a fascinating collection of old stuff.
 

My Great Grandfathers Chest

Found this chest in the attic and realized it hadn't been opened in 60 years. There was no way to get it open so we took it to a locksmith to have a key custom made. This is what we found.

Kit for making shotgun shells.

8mm film editor.

Poison.

Coins from the 1800's... One that I could read was a penny from 1828.

WWII bond.

Sugar certificate during WWII.

Buttons from the Civil War. The letters are "GAR" which means Grand Army of the Republic. It was a fraternity formed of civil war veterans who fought for the Union. The fraternity was disbanded in the 1950s when the final member passed away.

My grandmother said this was how her father learned about sex. Oh life before the internet..

Not entirely sure...but we think it is porn.


Credits:  imgur.com


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jay.clicks 9 year s ago
That's full-strength laudanum. It's not exactly "poison" in the sense of pest control.

It was raw opium dissolved in alcohol, designed to be taken by the drop or added to other mixtures. Each drop was between 3-9 mg morphine, depending on the specific mixture.

It was commonly available (and addiction was a big problem) to treat bowel issues, headaches (migraines), PMS, any just about any other condition. Ironically, it was also given to people who were trying to get over their addiction of smoking opium.
       
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ChrisR 9 year s ago
#9 #11-#26 What?? No peek inside?
       
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fish.b.head 9 year s ago
pic #1....sneaky banana photobomb?
       
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randal.young.9 9 year s ago
film editor looks less than 60 years old.
       
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peepee 9 year s ago
Unlike your girlfriend, Yandal Run.
       
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