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Posted 2 years ago

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epson233
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this is one of my favorite trunks that we have restored -- it is a 1890s camel back with double locks and hasps -- pics are before and after -- the interior has also been relined as with the other trunks we have posted on this site

owners of the beauties felt they could discourage the railroad attendants from stacking the trunks by going from a flat to a rounded or dome shaped top -- however being the wryly men that they were it failed -- they merely flipped the trunk on it sides and usually scraped off the handles

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  1. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 2 years ago
    It must of taken Days + many hours to bring this silver painted trunk back to life. Beautiful trunk. Very nicely done.
  2. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks passion4trunks -- comments from cw members makes it all worthwhile -- good luck with your beauty -- if you have questions stay in touch
  3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    I am impressed to say the least. I tinker around with my trunks, but your work is truly masterful, not to mention your knowledge on the subject.
  4. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks trunkman -- after restoring over 50 trunks and many many redos -- one finally learns the tricks of the old trade -- we love restoring them -- some we place back to original condition as near as possible with what is available in supplies on today's market -- others we make over completely to make them more suitable for today's homes and colors the one posted on this site that i call "toady" is an example -- it all depends on the customer's taste and style

    i must say if your carpet trunk came into the shop -- i would refuse to touch it other than place on new handles if they were complete goners -- this trunk needs to be left as is for prosperity -- nice find

    one of the most unusual we have come across had turtles for the locks -- trunk was manufactured in south carolina -- will search my archives for pics and post it sometime this week
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Beautiful job ! I love it . Such talent wow !
  6. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks manikin -- makes it all worth while when it is enjoyed by others
  7. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 2 years ago
    Great job! Beautiful trunk.
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks myoldkyhome -- you have some beauties posted also
  9. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks amphora for the love
  10. Signaholic Signaholic, 2 years ago
    I have an old humpback trunk myself, was thinking it's time to restore it. Beautiful job!!
  11. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    they are fun -- usually takes we put in about 70 hrs worth of fun to do both the inside and outside -- think that is bad -- check out what greg is doing on an old radiant home stove for restoration

    http://nepacrossroads.com/about20920-30.html

    kinda makes me want to give it a whorl as i have always loved these types of stoves for home heat
  12. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    thanks betsy for the loves -- hope your project is coming along successfully -- have a great week
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    How did I miss this Ep?
  14. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    hi blunder -- good to hear from you -- hope you had a great weekend -- have you figured out that crazy alien contraption that has driven us all nuts on cw -- i am not even going to visit that site tonight as i already have my head screwed to the ceiling after coming back from the house and going through the fire salvage items -- makes one dizzy trying to figure out "what is was" before the fire did its thing -- have a great week
  15. roket94, 1 year ago
    Beautiful trunks
  16. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Oh, that was you that had the fire. Caught parts of discussions about it but guess I didn't connect the dots. Been loaded with work & just scanning CW for weeks now without much time to stir things up in my usual manner. Good luck on the clean up & hope you didn't lose much that insurance can't replace.
  17. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    thanks roket94 -- your's is a beauty also -- the embossed camel type trunks are my favorite trunks -- they take a lot of work but all the effort really pays off -- hoping you will post some pics of yours showing the inside -- have you redone the inside also -- have a great week
  18. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    hi blunder -- yap that be us with the fire -- hopefully by mid september we will be able to get back into the house -- there was an investigative team at the house all day monday -- the insurance company is going after a cable company -- it was an electrical fire and it appears this is not the first home that this has happened to -- luckily the fire was during the day and not at night as it happened so fast i am sure ted and i would have burned and been trapped inside the house -- as all power ended when the electrical short occurred -- i didn't even have telephone service since the electricity was immediately cut off -- luckily the neighbors saw what was happening and called the fire department as ted and i poured water onto the roof with the front and back garden hose -- 5 minutes more and the whole house would have been toast

    so what is keeping you so busy these weeks blunder -- enjoy your day

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