I lurk on the Old Tools List. The other day, someone said they ran across this mitre box in practically new condition, and put it up to the first "I want it!"
I was lucky. Due to the cost of shipping, I can't gloat over a low-low price, but I can gloat over the condition this thing is in.
I bet someone put the saw in it and pushed it back and forth a couple times.
It is a Stanley No. 2246.
I have wanted a mitre box for a long time. I bought one off of eBay a couple years back, and the dummy who sent it to me just dropped it in a cardboard box and mailed it to me in Germany. Needless to say, the casting was broken in a couple of spots, and there was nothing for it but to go in the trash.
This made me a bit hesitant, but the deal looked too good to pass up. When it arrived, I was alarmed that the seller had sent it in it's original box.
I am not a collector, so I really hate to get user tools with original boxes. The reason is because I feel I can't throw away the original box to a vintage tool. What if I want to sell it to a collector one day?
Happily, the seller filled the box full of shipping popcorn which kept the casting in one piece.
I needed some practice making videos, as I haven't done one in a while. Enjoy.
Now, all I need is to figure out where to store my new mitre box in my teeny shop space!