Q: My Lane cedar chest pictures Molly Pitcher firing her husband’s cannon after he collapsed. The serial number is 2575150. Can you tell me when it was made?

A: You can find out when your Lane chest was made by reversing the serial number. Your chest was made on May 15, 1975 (05/15/75) at factory number 2. Lane cedar chests made before 1987 have the old style locks that can latch shut and trap a child inside. If you haven’t already replaced the lock, you should contact the manufacturer and they will send you a new replacement safety lock. You can find the form to request a replacement on www.lanefurniture.com/about/product-safety.

 

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