Lane furniture dating rrd error updating
Lane estimates there are still 6 million chests out there (occasionally showing up at yardsales etc) - that need replacement locks.
So I called today to get my free lock replacement (I could have filled out the online form but I wanted to try to find out when mine was made.
Learning about an old cedar chest, even one manufactured in 20th century America, is a small lesson in marital history.
I talked to a nice woman with a southern accent who explained how to determine the age of a Lane cedar chest. To determine the age, work backwards from the Serial #.
If you need info on how to determine the age of your Lane cedar chest - you should call customer service at Lane and see if they can help you too. Take the last two numbers (40) - reverse them and you have 04 - for April - the 4th month of the year.
I'm Chris and I am addicted to yard sales, garage sales, thrift stores and bargain hunting in general. "Smile" and "VV" (Vintage Value) are the names of two thrift stores I regularly shop at.I grew up in Clifton Park NY but now live in Lusby, MD.The first number - #2 - just represents which plant # it was made it.Cedar chests date from times when brides made and brought most of their fine household items into a marriage.
My mom still has her Lane hope chest from the 50's and she got her lock replaced a long time ago (Lane will send out a free replacement).
Too many kids were crawling inside and getting themselves locked in - with tragic results.