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Posted 2 years ago

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thomkat
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We just picked this vintage trunk, Its on Casters which are all intact, All leather straps still attached even on the side handles. The inside slab is attached with liner.
Lock reads Eagle Lock Co, Conneticut #29
The guy we bought this from thinks its 18th Century. I cannot find a makers mark however. Does anyone know who might have made this trunk? We Paid $110 for it and thought that was a great deal.

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    So very beautiful! : )
  2. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Lovely trunk -- perhaps late 1890's but most likely early 1900's. One reason for the later date is the kind of metal used for latches and slat clamps. It appears they are made of stamped metal -- the earlier trunks had cast iron pieces --however it is a bit hard to tell with the picture. There were many makers and few labelled their trunks. The "stand out" makers of trunks are recognizable by their parts and styles. This trunk is nice and a good example of a better built trunk but it still falls within the standard flattop trunk category, and many companies made these types. The two guides at the front and the leather straps are quality additions as well as the brass bands. Again a lovely trunk and a nice find. I hope this helps a little and I welcome other opinions.

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