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