Vintage Midcentury Kerite Splicing Tape Storage Tins - Two Available
No sound once made is every truly lost. In electric clouds all are safely trapped, and with a touch, if we find them, we can recapture those echoes of sad, forgotten wars, long summer, and sweet autumns. Ray Bradbury
A home organizer's delight, these two vintage Kerite metal tins once held splicing compound tape for electrical cables during the 1950s/1960s era. With great fonts and their striking black metal design, these square-shaped tins now make appealing storage boxes for all your home improvement bits and bobs.
Still going strong today, Kerite was first founded in 1854, and has been involved in all sorts of innovative projects over the past two and a half centuries including work on telegraph lines, underwater cables, railroad signals and power cables throughout the country. They even worked on the Panama Canal. Maybe that is just the kind of inspiration you need to tackle an electrical project in your kitchen!
Around here, we like to use old tins for all sorts of organizational projects, but every once in a while, a vintage tin will come along with such great graphic appeal, they also serve as wonderful display pieces on a shelf or in a vintage-inspired vignette for parties or celebrations. These two boxes certainly fall into the decorating dynamo category as well as being useful containers.
- Two identical boxes are available, each sold separately
- Each box contains a removable lid
- Colors include black and spinach
Both boxes are in great vintage shape. Aged to perfection they contain no exterior rust or holes, but they do carry the usual signs of authentic charm in a few scratches, dents and dings. Just the right amount to give each one its own unique character. The lids fit snuggly on the bases for secure closure.
Each box measures 4.5" inches (length) x 4.5" inches (width) x 2.25" inches (height) and weighs just over 4 oz.
Fun for the handyman in your life, bachelor party decor (love is electrifying!) or as a display piece for the vintage packaging enthusiast, these tins also make appealing mini planter boxes for your windowsill or table centerpiece, thanks to the fact that they contain writing on all four sides as well the top. That ensures visually striking presentation from every angle!