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Posted 2 years ago

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trunkman
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A nice antique zinc covered trunk. I picked this up this week and cleaned up the zinc and re-stained the oak slats. Zinc trunks are hard to come across as they were made for a short period of time between 1860's and 70's. The zinc patina comes out as a nice bluish grey tone. This trunk has high end features like an all brass lock, double corner pieces and beautiful clam shell clasps for the handles. The lock is from Keystone lockworks PA. dated Oct. 27th 1868. This is a wonderful addition to my collection of trunks. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Thanks bell, walksoftly, (still laughing over your tape comment) officialfuel and kimjcmurphy.
  2. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry10456 for the L.
  3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Thank you collector4evr for the L....
  4. trunkman trunkman, 3 months ago
    For comparison....
  5. trunkingforfun, 3 months ago
    Hi trunkman, just got a trunk I thought was painted blue but now I am thinking it is zinc. How would you recommend I begin to clean it up? It is in pretty rough shape. I'll post it as soon as I find the cable for my camera. : )
  6. trunkman trunkman, 3 months ago
    Here is a quick test,,, put a magnet on it,,, if it does not stick it is most likely a zinc trunk... looking forward to the post...
  7. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    A very unusual trunk. I like the contrast between the wood and the zinc.

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