Posted 5 years ago
Hello, this is my first time posting here. I have an old trunk that was left in my garage when I bought my home. It is in pretty rough shape and I thought about refurbishing it myself. I am pretty handy, that is what makes me think I can do it. If anyone has any suggestions, all would be appreciated. I don't know anything about the trunk and have been looking on the internet for one that looks like it, but haven't really come across anything. I have read that most were made for automobiles since they did not have trunks when they first came out. The tag picture is pretty blurry but it says C A Taylor Trunk Works above the big red T, then it says Taylor Made in the middle (Taylor on one side of the T and Made on the other side), then at the bottom it say Chicago New York. I could not find any kind of serial or model number on it. The latch says MIautoLock on it. I assume that is an I after the M, but it is hard to tell. On the very back of the trunk it has what appears to be a way to hook it onto an automobile.
I was wondering how old this trunk actually is and is it worth anything. I am actually thinking of turning it into a blanket chest and lining it with cedar. Don't know if that is a good idea or not, but it is a thought. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.