Aaron - those are great cabinets. I have two of them myself from that same maker (re: Decal above top drawer). As I am sure you know, they were warch crystal cabinets for watchmakers. I wish I could find more of them. I would like to replace my big blue-print cabinets with them now that I am back to only collecting pistol cartridges! When I got mine, they still had all the watch crystals - hundreds of them all different sizes and shapes - in them. I tried to give the crystals away to various jewelers and watch-makers, and no one would even take them free. I ended up dumping them in the garbage, basically.
I like the size of them, and the way that due to depression on the top in each corner and corresponding “bumps” on the bottom, they interlock. Also, the fact that the drawers are free-standing (do not tilt down when totally opened) is a huge asset.
If anyone knows where those exact cabinets can be found, please let me know. I don’t have a feel for their age, but from the selection of crystals that were in mine, I think they might be much older than mine or Aaron’s look. They are a real quality metal cabinet.
Those inserts are great too, for Aaron’s purpose. They would not work for me, but I wish they would, because they look like good quality stuff too!
Thanks for sharing those pictures, Aaron.
Oh yes - cool dog, too. Sksvlad is probably right! Doesn’t look like a dog one would want to tangle with!