Posted 4 years ago
I'm thinking no one is mocking my old trunk now! Thanks to Jim's hard work, it's fit to come into the house and out of the corncrib. *L* Thanks for your input and advice, trunkman.
Ok, don't anybody start mocking my poor old trunk. This thing was old when I started using it 45 years ago to carry my saddle and other heavier pieces of tack to the shows. It has been well used, not abused but it has a LOT of miles on it and about 23 years worth of carrying tack. It looked like this, colorwise, when I got it out of my grandmother's attic back then. I have no idea how old it might be or what it originally looked like. It's 3 ft long, 2 ft high and 21 inches from front to back. I didn't really know what kind of pictures you'd need, trunkman so I just picked a few. The metal seems in pretty decent shaped except for what looks like surface rust. The black areas, I'm not sure of. I can't tell if it is painted leather or perhaps cavas/duck material. It does sort of remind me of the leather on turn of the century stuffed seats. I'm not familiar with trunks so school me on that. I believe the slats are oak. The walls, top and bottom are about 1/2 -3/4 inches thick. The only hardware missing is the latch on the front, but it wasn't there when it was given to me. I can't find any name, number or other identification on it anywhere.
I'd like to at least make it presentable so I can bring it into the house and take it out of the barn. Yes, I know it's dirty but I wanted to get the pictures up for you. I can clean it up and take other pictures of whatever you need to see. I haven't cleaned it because I honestly didn't know what to clean it WITH! So, I throw myself on your mercy and humbly ask for your input. It seems to me that it would like to be black with the oak slats, but I don't know if that's what it originally looked like or not. Thanks for offering to give me some help. I really appreciate it!