Vintage US Navy Expanding Tube Cleaners Manufactured By Thomas Wilson Inc. These are original and have normal wear for their age. Comes with the original what looks like Patent Blueprints by Thomas Wilson Inc for the US Navy, dated 1932. They have by no means been tested. I’m hoping they will have historical value for someone’s collection. Of course that’s not to say they wouldn’t expand and clean tubes if cleaned up. I do not use stock photos. The item you see in the pictures is the actual item you will be purchasing. Most of the items I sell are previously owned and may be antique, vintage, reclaimed or salvaged and may display light to normal signs of use and wear. If the item has been restored or reconditioned, I will note it in the description. If anyone would like more photos please let me know. Questions are always welcome. I will make every effort to respond quickly. All items are packaged carefully to get to you safe and sound. I will leave prompt feedback for you too. Thank you for looking! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “nates*reusable*usables” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, El Salvador, Dominican Republic.
Navy Presentation Sea Chest. Empire-style cedar lined sea chest, presented in 1937 to decorated U. Naval officer Thomas Edward Fraser Feb. 6, 1901 – March 15, 1942. Inscription on metal plaque. FRASER FROM THE CARPENTERS GANG, U. TUSCALOOSA, SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE, 1937. Fraser served on the USS Wyoming, USS Worden, USS Ellis and at the New York Navy Yard. Ssigned to the USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37) in 1934, where he served until assignments to the Philadelphia and Portsmouth Navy Yards in the late 1930’s. During 1940 and 1941 he briefly commanded destroyers USS Yarnall, USS Claxton and USS Broome. 10, 1941 he became the commanding officer of the USS Walke. 20, 1942 he was appointed to the temporary rank of commander. USS Walke was sunk on Nov. 15, 1942, Battle of Salvo Island, Guadalcanal Campaign. Commander Fraser was lost during the battle. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his valor and devotion to duty. The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Commander Thomas Edward Fraser (NSN: 0-58890), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U. WALKE (DD-416), and Acting Division Commander of the destroyers in the task force during an engagement with Japanese naval forces near Savo Island on the night of 14 – 15 November 1942. His inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service. General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Height to top of raised panel:16 1/2. Condition: Some surface wear. Small piece missing from the back of the right front foot. The chest came from a home in York, Maine, just north of the Portsmouth – Kittery Navy Yard. Fraser was stationed at the Portsmouth Navy Yard after serving on the USS Tuscaloosa, and before being assigned to the USS Yarnall in 1940. A one-of-a-kind, decorated World War II officer’s presentation sea chest! Please see our 20 photos below. There are reflections in some of my images. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “nightowlcafe” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.