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70s time travel movie

I posted this about 3 years ago,  it it wasn't answered. So I'm trying again. It is NOT the adventures of Timothy pilgrim.
This movie was probably made in the 70's, but I saw it one day on nickelodeon in the early 90's. Some kids are helping their parents clean out their attic because I think the bank is going to foreclose on the house. They find a picture of a distant cousin, and the father tells the kids a story about him dying at sea or something. I don't recall the specific events, but somehow the kids travel back in time via some kind of chest in the attic.  They travel back to when that distant cousin was alive.  He befriends the kids and introduces them to his family (their great-great grandparents). One particular scene I recall is when the kids first arrive back in time and meet their cousin, the boy says he could really go for a cheeseburger, which the cousin has no idea what that is.  Another is one where the kids are trying to get back home with the chest.  The cousin finds them; the kids pretend they are playing hide-and-seek.  The cousin gets mad at them thinking they were snooping around.  Around the end, the cousin is about to go on his fateful sea trip, and the kids warn him about the dangers of it.  He promises to send them money when he returns. The kids transport back to their time and their father tells them it's time to go.  The daughter starts protesting, father tries to pull her out of the chest, and she happens to find a hidden compartment in the chest.  It was the money the distant relative sent.  The family ends up saving the house.  I think the father talks about going to the bank and cashing the check because it was long overdue.
asked Oct 3 in Name That Movie by master41 (301 points)
Do you have any more details, like animated or real people? Color or black and white?
Are you certain it's a movie and not an episode of, for example, The Outer Limits or Twilight Zone?

I've gone through most lists on time travel movies and episodes, but still can't find it, e.g.:
http://www.aetherco.com/timelinks/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_that_include_time_travel
Appreciate the response, but that's not it. It's an older movie. The relative ends up being saved from a fatal boat trip, and it's a brother and sister that travel back in time.
It was a live action movie, and it was in color. It wasn't good quality color, which makes me think it was in the 70's.
I have dug for nearly 2 hours straight and nothing. I am thinking it is british or international of some sort. There was a wave of british kids dramas made in the early 80s and before. I suspect it is something rarely written about. Sorry I couldn't find it.

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I'm pretty sure I have it (after going through this list one by one: http://web.archive.org/web/20100613025020/http://www.cvil.wustl.edu/~gary/SF/time-tv.html)

 

I think you're looking for: Out of Time - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295502/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1oUf_DyDl8

 

Skip to 45:00, where the kids find the stock certificate (not a check) in the box.
answered Oct 4 by CarlosCM (101 points)
selected Oct 4 by master41
That is an amazing fimd. Great job.
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