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I have a 4 drawer oak letter hoosier letter file . Back of

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I have a 4 drawer oak letter hoosier letter file . Back of drawers look like the look like the back of a book . Back of cabinet solid can't see book look . Why the book look ? 18 inch high 16 wide and 14 deep . Drawers are 13 wide inside . Is this rare ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
Are the drawers able to go in both ways so either the book side or the wood side ca show?
Is there a maker mark or name on this anywhere?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. Drawers only nor way. No maker march but hoosier name on book side. As see in picture
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Could you please send a close-up of what is printed on the book side - I am not able to see the words in the photo attached.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This says The Hoosier file
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
ok, thank you for the image
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nora I don't see where to review your final response ? Thanks
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have not seen any response as of today ...Dave
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I can assist if you so desire. You have what was called a Hoosier brand office "Oak Index Office File Cabinet with correspondence drawer" made circa 1910-1930 in Indiana, likely in quarter sawn oak. Do you still need assistance?
With kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. What kind of value $$ might it have ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What value would you place on this letter cabinet ?