|Object Name||Chest, Tool|
|Maker||Rickert, Charles F.|
|Dimensions||H-15 W-37.75 D-18 inches|
|Description||This is a wooden tool chest constructed with simple lap joints and mitered molding around the base. There is a hinged lid with a raised panel on the top. It supports and has fixtures to hold measuring tools underneath. There are metal swivel handles on the sides. There is a keyhole lock on the front. The exterior is painted a light gray with areas inside and out indicating an older red finish. The interior tray is supported on the interior lips. Fitted around the lips are supports and slots for other tools. There is a removable shelf inside. The key to the lock is also inside.|
Charles Frank Rickert is listed in the 1900 census as a white male aged 19, born in Kentucky in 1881, living at the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, the son of the Asylum's butcher, Peter Rickert.
The Asylum had a staff of roughly 250 in 1900. Charles married Violet Martha Forcht on April 19, 1911. He probably constructed the chest as an example of his work upon becoming a journeyman carpenter or joiner. The tools in the chest seem to reflect a number of trades including carpentry, auto mechanics and body work, plumbing, and leather working.
|Collection||KHS Museum Collection|
Rickert, Charles F.
Rickert, Charles Frank
Forcht, Violet Martha
Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum
Jefferson County (Ky.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|