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A trunk given another chance for a friend - Furniturein Furniture
My "finished" Crouch and Fitzgerald - Furniturein Furniture
my 'new' zinc trunk in need of help - Furniturein Furniture
antique steamer - Furniturein Furniture
Found in an old friends home.   - Toysin Toys
Found on the screened in porch of an old friend's home - Furniturein Furniture
My fun  antique trunk  - Furniturein Furniture
My Crouch and Fitzgerald awaiting renewal.   - Furniturein Furniture
Old trunk needs help  - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Wow! What a terrific post! Thanks, Jim.
  2. Ok, looks like you have some work to do but I bet it will be fun and very nice when finished.
  3. That is a great trunk! I think if you look closely at the latches you will find the patent date July 73. Let me know.
  4. I agree with you, drill. Love the lithograph but I have never seen this one before.
  5. What then about the screws?
  6. On the keyhole.
  7. I'm very much in favor of your plan to clean this up and make it a lovely part of your living room. Keep reading on this site and you will find a wealth of knowledge to make it happen. Most importantl...
  8. Like a gathering of old friends. Heartwarming!
  9. Stripping the paper will help.
  10. Thanks for all the comments! Great way to start the day.
  11. Jim is always a terrific source. He is expert having done the research.
  12. What a heartfelt talent. Beautiful!
  13. I do not know but it looks to me to be the transition from trunk to suitcase. Others will know better. Thanks for the post
  14. Thanks myoldkentucyhome and drill, I appreciate the comments. I am always reluctant to paint the metal. But you are right, it is the best way to go in certain situations. I figure if it helps to give ...
  15. Yes, but you know trunks and wood. I don't denied the rest. :-)
  16. Thanks, BB 2! Love your opinion and your advice!
  17. Thanks for the info.. I'm adding it to my trunking notes. Il be polishing for a bit but will post the finished trunk. I believe the lock is Solid brass as it is not magnetic.
  18. Yes, the brass. What are you doing to it that makes it look that good? I have a trunk I am finishing. The lock is brass about 1880, and it looks foggy and stained. Thanks.
  19. Wow! That is fabulous! Wow!)
  20. Wow! Took my breath away!
  21. Thanks for relieving my worry for your safety! What is meant by chesterfield?
  22. Thanks, myoldkentucyhome! Reassuring. : )
  23. I love your comments. Thank you! And are right! Trunkman must have a staff!
  24. A sad day for the trunk when someone, well meaning no doubt, gets out the spray paint. A high end trunk judging by the double locks. It looks to be a flat top circa 1900. Can't see the slat end caps...
  25. Hi trunkman, just got a trunk I thought was painted blue but now I am thinking it is zinc. How would you recommend I begin to clean it up? It is in pretty rough shape. I'll post it as soon as I find t...
  26. Beautiful trunk and sentiment. Something to have forever
  27. Love this trunk! Can you see a maker name on the lock plate? It appears a bit off although I cannot say exactly why. The latches are not the typical tension draw bolt type. They may be called a slide ...
  28. I have a similar trunk that also has some remnant is the crystaling process, mostly gone . I would love to learn what you find out about possibly restoring the finish.
  29. Sorry, that should have been myoldkentuckyhome abbreviated . : )
  30. Hey, moth, are you still working on this one or can we see the result?
  31. I'd say you've got some work ahead of you but it will be fun and well worth it. The "Saratoga trunk" name was given to those of better quality and with the extras. . I think yours qualifies. Wish you...
  32. I have used stripper on all of it. Usually the wood slats or staves require more than one treatment. Lots of work and mess but also rewarding. Have fun
  33. Check out The expert there has a comprehensive list of makers and labels. Good luck.
  34. This looks like a fun project. I cannot tell if the body is metal or canvas covered. It s a cross slat, barrel stave chest about 1890 or so. If the slat clamps and handle end caps are cast iron ,I th...
  35. Wow, just lovely. Great you are giving us a post!
  36. I would not consider this to be in poor condition but in fair to good condition given its age. It is a better quality trunk. Most have only one lock and yours has two. Plenty of hardware and decorati...
  37. Thanks for the post. How about showing the dome top one too.
  38. Please post the pics of your trunk. The more the merrier.
  39. Beautiful!
  40. Like winning the lottery, no better. Congratulations on all three and a very good friend.
  41. So the hinges are made of leather?
  42. Doesn't look so bad to me, I think you got a deal! Some elbow grease, steel wool, gun oil, and perhaps some paint but I would see how the great works first. Good luck
  43. Here's to señor trunk! What a fabulous story, gift, and gentleman!
  44. That is really something! Right there in the open. Is it a patent date?
  45. Truly, it is now serving in many ways. Thank you for you contribution to The cause. Beautiful work.
  46. You know trunkman, you have nailed it ( no pun intended). It may be the idea of the craftsmanship that draws me to these. Not sure it can be found in today's world without going back in time
  47. Gotta hand it to trunk man for noting all the details...just another reason we wait for your input.
  48. Wow, it is a beauty. It looks as though there is more than one style of slat clamp on this trunk and I do not think I have seen that before. Very fancy and fabulous condition inside. A real treasure. ...
  49. Thanks. I appreciate how you note the source of the info. Your work is beautiful. The experience you share with all of us is priceless. : )
  50. I aspire to just kind of run into a wall trunk one day. Sort of similar to hitting lotto! In my book anyway. I'm a bit green invade you couldn't tell.
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