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Posted 3 years ago

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Help needed... Love it! I picked this trunk up at a flee market. Wanting to learn a little about it.It shows the following markings:
Outside: The Belber Trunk & Bag Co. Oshkosh Wisconsin Trademark.
a bunch of patented information.
Inside:
5 drawers on right side and clothes rack/extension, shoe holders, at bag of some sort, and a round ball thing (not sure what it is).
Underneath 4 drawer: Patented Dec. 22. 1914, No. 1,121,933 The Oshkosh Trunk Company.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    The fact that you have a makers label is significant for any trunk. Osh Kosh made a medium to high quality trunk and yours appears to be a nice example of a wardrobe trunk of its time. What other type of information were you hoping to find?
  2. Hollingsworth Hollingsworth, 5 months ago
    I just got a 1914 Oshkosh steamer trunk with the key. I was able to unlock it but I could not actually open the trunk by separating the two halves. I tried pulling them apart but they wouldn't budge. Any suggestions? patient # 1060937.
    Thanks
  3. trunkman trunkman, 5 months ago
    Did you try opening it upside down -- sideways etc... something inside must have shifted... try to give it a good shake as well...

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