What's in the box?
September 16, 2010 3:01 PM Subscribe
My BF found this unusual wooden box
at a Goodwill store in Lancaster, PA and we're trying to figure out what its special purpose is.
posted by Room 641-A to grab bag (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It's about 2' high and 1.5' wide, and has straps and a foam pad so it can be carried like a back-pack. The most intriguing feature is the false bottom, which starts around halfway down. It appears to be homemade.
The secret compartment seems too deep for sneaky smuggling purposes, but the false bottom/shelf has no obvious or easy way to lift out.
It doesn't seem to be recently made, I get the feeling that it's at least 20-30+ years old (but I've got nothing to base that on), it's in very good condition, very clean. The inside is VERY clean, while the outside (and bottom) does not appear to be stained or dirty. There are no markings or label residue. The foam and belts definitely have a worn look to them.
We'll look into all leads, thanks!