The Mount Everest Metal Box
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One of the most identifiable journeys to Mount Everest was led by Hugh Ruttledge in 1933. Before the expedition, a medicine chest was presented to Ruttledge by Henry Wellcome. Filled with his company’s medical supplies, Wellcome reasoned, it would be the “means of introducing their goods more acceptably, rapidly, & profitably to the medical profession and public”.
Although medicine chests were not a new idea, this chest was essential to their journey and quickly became a simple, yet crucial artifact. In recognition of that, eighty-three years later, we decided to reinvent our own rendition of it. No longer used for medicine, our multi-purpose metal box can be used for anything you like.
Nearly 16” long and 8” x 8” in width and height, the finish is a deep olive drab green and we include a simple old-world style padlock with each purchase. The words “Mount Everest” and “1933” are hand-painted on the top and sides respectively. There is one hinge on the inside right side and two 2-1/2” diameter handles on each side. Our box is made of steel and cast aluminum corners for durability and fantastic looks.
Also, it has purposely been enhanced with smudges, dimples, scratches, marks, etc., to showcase that nostalgic time-worn appearance that’s been carried through many expeditions. Of course, we never charge you extra for character like this.
Make an incredible looking light out of this!