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trunkman

Montreal Canada

I have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they gI have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they get added to and begin to form a grouping. As you may have noticed, one of my main interests is trunks. Trunk collecting began 25 years ago when I noticed an old trunk teetering on the top of a big item garbage truck. I followed the truck for six blocks until I could finally get alongside of it and flag it down. I asked if I could have the trunk and he said for the price of a cup of coffee it was mine, so I gave him a dollar and gleefully came home and cleaned it up. I have rescued over 15 trunks since then and have recently started to augment my collection through specific purchases, trying to get one of each type that I like. I will post them from time to time. What a great forum this is! Happy to talk trunks and cabbages and kings.... basic23skidoo@hotmail.com (Read more)

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1875 Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Jenny Lind Refinished - Furniturein Furniture
Excelsior Trunk Lock - Furniturein Furniture
Restored 1880's Trunk Leather Covered Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Next Project -- Bride's Trunk? - Furniturein Furniture
Garbage Collection Living Room - Furniturein Furniture
Fuller  Colorado Flat Top - Furniturein Furniture
BB2 Craftsman's Trunk Replica 1820's - Furniturein Furniture
Coffre Grande Magazine de Louvre - Furniturein Furniture
True Cross Slat trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture

Comments

  1. Looks like a "Morris" style rocking chair from the early 1900's. Many of this style and type where made by various makers.... most not labeled.
  2. A very nice find -- I would say 1870's to early '80's. The lock is totally awesome. Also the handle caps on the sides are really nice cast iron -- all marks of a quality trunk in its time. Welcome t...
  3. Thanks rdhoush for the step by step.. the result is really stunning and I find that the fully tin covered trunks a bit un-redeemable in my books... except for this kind of treatment... the look is so ...
  4. thank you so much rdhoush.... I so appreciate your visit and comment...
  5. Hey Drill -- I missed the triple front slats -- good eye there...
  6. Wow -- the bare metal look is fabulous... never thought to do that on the metal ones... thanks for the inspiration .. I will have to give it a go....
  7. Rick -- Eagle lock company was a major manufacturer of trunk locks and most trunk makers ordered their parts including all hardware. This is also a relatively standard size of trunk. There is nothing ...
  8. This is an awesome trunk! Nicely refinished... It is a higher quality flat-top for its time. Usually you only see four staves on the top of these trunks and I am always on the lookout for one that ha...
  9. Funny thing is I just picked up a similar trunk last week -- with a few variations. Mine has a patent date on the latches of 1875 so we will surmise that yours is probably from around that time period...
  10. AWESOME -- welcome to the MM club... yours is similar to mine in many ways. The hardware is fabulous on these... mine was a grainy pic too and it took me awhile to figure out what it was. Great find!!
  11. Amazing....
  12. I must have been sleeping at the wheel and missed this beauty. That hardware is spectacular and I had never heard of a veneered trunk until this post. What fablous information the contributors have ma...
  13. Thanks Marvin for the comment... I did not think I had seen this latch before so it is always fun to come across new old stuff....
  14. Fabulous work KathyKay -- love the look of this little gem... I find paint comes off rather easily with paint remover and steel wool... particularly on metal.
  15. Unfortunately one is broken... the pin going down -- but both little latches work. Kinda neat -- love the unusual look of them...
  16. Drill -- what a fantastic piece of information -- Thanks so much for sending the link -- Romadka bros. lock... cool....
  17. Jscott -- thanks so much -- first time I ever saw them too -- they have a little latch on the side to hook the pin from the top -- wish I had a steadier hand for the close-up. The latch is all patent ...
  18. Thanks FatBoy64, blunderbuss2, Trey, TheGateKeeperTheGateKeeper, senor_trunk, jscott0363, fortapache, officialfuel, EJW-54 and mikelv85 for the love...
  19. Thanks BB2... and jscott and senor_trunk for the nice comments.
  20. Hi Trey -- I have never restored one for someone else... this is just a hobby for me... well if I did it would totally depend on what needed to be done -- some trunks like this one are so easy to do -...
  21. Gorgeous and awesome combined... what a fabulous restoration job...
  22. Thanks JonB -- they are hard to come by.... got lucky on a business trip...
  23. Thanks EJW-54, mikelv85, SEAN68 and aghcollect for the love...
  24. Well thank you very kindly mr.SEAN....
  25. This is a really beautiful trunk Marvin -- incredible to see such a small trunk fully loaded... just great!!!
  26. Thanks Zowie for the lovely comment and walksoftly for the love...
  27. See -- we do care... :)
  28. Thanks jscott -- It sat on kijji for a year before I made a move... was asking too much at first...
  29. Fabulous... how can you not love that lock!!! Can hardly wait to see you do your magic...
  30. Drill I have that same problem... I can only post on Safari... not google chrome...thanks for the comment by the way...
  31. Thanks racer4four, trey and thunderchief for the comments...
  32. Caption should read "Attacked by Giants...." pretty awesome boat....
  33. Now that's a fun comment -- thanks so much trunkington...
  34. start posting brother....
  35. Paint remover on the locks may work just as well then they may very well match the look of the rest... "Ham fisted brute" -- now that was a good line....
  36. The locks throw me off -- which is why I think they may not be original... the trunk body looks to be around 1900's give or take 10 years either way.... harder to date this for me because of unusual c...
  37. What part of the trunk is the first two pictures of? Also looks like lithographed tin on this trunk -- which would be highly unusual unless someone meticulously hand-pained all those stars -- which I...
  38. Don't see it on your site... try again... you got it right the first time!
  39. Really neat and nice to learn something new...thanks!
  40. Cool piece -- love it!!!
  41. Well I was writing the same time as Drill was and we picked up on some similar things... too funny...
  42. I think you are right about the patch.... so you can discount that direction for origin. The latches on it may also be replacement ones... on the interior underside of the latches see if there are old...
  43. Bit of an odd trunk -- the style is north american with slight variations -- the locks look French -- more than likely a Spanish trunk. What would make you think Philippines?
  44. Thanks for the love PatSea.... :)
  45. Such a beautiful piece!!!
  46. You had asked if this trunk was made by the same maker as the one Scott and I have posted -- although it is of the same style of mine, unless it has the same label it is unlikely it is the same -- the...
  47. That is so cool to see another maker's label the same as mine -- let alone how nice this trunk is. Sorry to say that I have not found the name to this maker -- but I do know that both of these trunks ...
  48. Just a totally awesome trunk..... fabulous too...
  49. This piece actually comes from a complete garage set. Fun to have...
  50. Superb trunk Marvin. Excellent work on the refinish as well. Almost feels like a prototype for the evolving Jenny Lind....
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