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Posted 4 years ago

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officialfuel
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With all the trunks on this site and all the information being given out, I was wondering if this trunk is a little more unique because of the size. It is alot smaller than the ones I've have seen on here. The height is 19" and the width is 22" and it's 17" deep. On the latch it shows May 11, 187?, I believe that is a six. It's not flat on top, there is a slight hump.

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you chevy59.
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thanks James.
  3. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 4 years ago
    Hi, nice small trunk. In the old trunk catalogs I have these small trunks were called Hat Boxes or Hat Trunks. But I'm sure some of them must have been made and used for other purposes too. The lock patent may look a little like a 6 but it is May 11, 1875, patented by Frank Mix who worked for Eagle Lock Co. in Terryville, CT at that time. I have the same lock on several of my trunks and they also have the patent date. I double checked and there was no trunk lock patent on May 11, 1876. So, I'm sure it's the right one. The two latches on your trunk were patented in 1882 and made by the Sessions trunk parts company in Bristol, CT. The other hardware matches a design I found patented by Charles Taylor in 1879, but his hardware was sold to many trunk companies. The trunk was probably made in the area where the owner lived, maybe in Providence or Boston where there were many trunk makers. These smaller trunks are harder to find than the average trunk. I have a similar one I plan to post soon. Thanks.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you TrunkerMarvin for all your information!
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69
  6. Designer Designer, 4 years ago
    I love this chest!
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Designer for your comment.
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Meow!
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you modernscavenger!
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you VictorianLady!
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntique!
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you shughs!
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn!
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you trukn20!
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you JTeachout!
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you hotkitties!
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68!

    Michael
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces for the love and the nice comment!

    Michael
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you trunkman!

    Michael
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Love.anything.old for stopping by and showing some love!

    Michael
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you mikielikesigns2!
    Thank you crswerner!

    Michael
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Longings for the love!

    Michael
  23. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    trunkman nailed it -- so i'll just leave the comment i love it
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    epson233, you gave credit to the wrong person unless TrunkerMarvin and trunkman are the same person! But I want to thank you for the love and the nice comment!

    Michael
  25. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks for the correction officialfuel -- mis-read trunkermarvin as trunkman
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha for the love!

    Michael
  27. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you gale50 for the love! Have a awesome day!

    Michael
  29. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love! Have a wonderful day!

    Michael
  30. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Lovely size :)
  31. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phatbuddha for the love and the nice comment!

    Michael
  32. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love! Have a great weekend!

    Michael
  33. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 months ago
    Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

    Michael
  34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 22 days ago
    Great looking half trunk!!

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