Though a bit faded with age, the address on this old ammo box was shipped from: Commanding Officer, Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, Tennesse to: Commanding Officer, Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, Indiana. Contained 12 cartridges for 60 mm for M2 and M18 mortars. Wt. 62 pounds.
For unknown reason the hinge for lifting the lid is constructed off-center. Original black rope handles. For certain the box held horse grooming supplies during the 1980's and has been barn or garage kept. Numbers on the bottom left corner are believed to be the shipping date: 12-70. Broken slat that holds the rope on one side appears to have been that way for a long time with the broken wood aged to the same color as the rest of the crate. Rope is still firmly attached. There is a dark stain inside on the bottom. Measures 16-1/4 inches wide, 14 deep, 12 tall and weighs 16-pounds.