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I am curious about the Gearhart Knitting Machine Crates. Its an odd subject, but I’m trying to track down some evolutionary facts about this. The later machines came in a nice wooden
crate with an illustration of the machine and the label “Gearhart Standard”. I’ve got an older crate also, which is smaller and has no labeling at all, other than the name of the recipient.

I’m wondering, when did the company switch from the older and smaller unmarked crate, to the newer and labeled crate? I’m guessing that my older crate dates about 1902, but I’m not sure.

Does anyone have an older crate? If so, can you confirm the dimensions and a date for it? I’m also wondering if the older crate came in different sizes, since all the newer crate seems to be the same size.

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