Vintage USAFOIL SHIMSTOCK BRASS Container

£16.99

Description

Vintage USAFOIL SHIMSTOCK BRASS Container

This is a very nice advertising tin: Vintage USAFOIL SHIMSTOCK BRASS Container. The container is made from metal and has very clear black print on a yellow painted surface including:-

USAFOIL     SHIMSTOCK

BRASS

Pre-eminent for packing and aligning bearings.

Indispensable in Garages and Engineering Works

Obtainable from all leading motor factors and engineering stores

A shim is a thin, tapered or wedged shaped material used to fill small gaps or spaces in objects. Some of the original brass shims are still in the container. Hence it weighs ~ 0.45Kg!

The diameter of the tin is approximately 7.5cm or 3″.

The original contents were as follows:-

  • 0.002 x 2 ½” wide
  • 0.003 x 2 ½” wide
  • 0.004 x 2 ½” wide
  • 0.005 x 2 ½” wide
  • 0.010 x 2 ½” wide
  • 0.015 x 2 ½” wide

I’m not sure which thicknesses have been used.

It probably dates to the 1940s/50s but we can’t be absolutely sure.

A great piece for collectors of advertising ephemera, restoration of Classic Cars, and Engineering related collectibles.

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Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg