I have been working on the coke crate issue for a while and was wondering for the crates shown in this thread, was the metal banding not galvanized and made with a beading on each edge so the edge of the steel is pointing into the wood?
Also, it seems to me that there were two styles at least. The one style is as shown and the other is one using heavier wood and the corners had cleats.
I wonder if all had lids or not.
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