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Posted 2 years ago


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I found this in an antique mall for a good price. I don't see monitor tops around here usually. So, I thought that I would add it to my collection. It is covered in metal. It does have a couple of small spots with holes in the metal. Otherwise, it is in pretty good condition. It does not have a tray but does have one lithograph inside the lid. I don't know how old it is. I don't see any patent dates on it yet. Any ideas about it's age or other info would be appreciated.


  1. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the loves!
  2. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Lovely early moniter trunk. The lock and the fingering look like a little older stock than the slat clamps, (which was typical to use some older parts) which leads me to think it is from early 1900's -- the slat clamps look like pressed tin, which was done around that date -- if it was an earlier trunk the slat clamps would be cast iron. I am still waiting for the right one for my collection -- great find!
  3. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 2 years ago
    Yes, the fingerlings appear to be cast iron and the clamps are pressed tin. I would like to have an older one with embossed tin. I don't know how long it might take for me to find one that fits into my budget. (Patience isn't one of my virtues.) The price was good on this one - so I couldn't resist.

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