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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! (Read more)

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Rare 7 Slat Cross-Slat Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Antique Trunk Brass Overlay - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Painted Black Refinished Circa 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
How to Hoard Trunks - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Project Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Late 50's French Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Rare Front Opening - Furniturein Furniture
Remington Portable Typewriter - Officein Office
Hand Crafted Sailboat 1930's - Toysin Toys
Navigational Tool? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware

Comments

  1. Imagine a funny comment here if you don't mind... I am a little tired today... nice collection eye!
  2. Marvelous piece Phil....
  3. Looks like an early 1900's trunk. Without a label hard to know who made it as there were many makers at the time. Good refinishing project trunk!
  4. Oh I just saw the pic of the sissy guy -- what a laugh and soooo clever... thanks for the post and the trunk is a great find. As you can see we are very passionate about our trunks and there is so muc...
  5. Thanks eye and Sean for the love...
  6. Glam away on this one! Its a nice old trunk -- probably circa 1910 -1930. Vulcanized fiber covering tough as nails. There are many of them out there and they do not hold a lot of value so make it you...
  7. Eye is this you at the thrift shop.... god help the staff....
  8. Thanks petey for the love...
  9. Thanks fortapache for the love..
  10. Thanks TheGateKeeper, RussTenale, Moonstonelover21, fortapache, SEAN68, valentino97, myoldkyhome, trunkingforfun, Elisabethan, mikelv85, Drill, Manikin, walksoftly, pops52, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris fo...
  11. Looks like a vulcanized fiber 1920's -- 30's trunk. Standard form and type for its day. Many manufacturers were making this type and style so without a labile hard to know which one. Strong and durab...
  12. Thanks Dan121156 for the love...
  13. Thanks BigTex for the nice comment...
  14. Man that was wayyy too easy..
  15. Actually he hasn't even loved this piece -- just sayin' is all... not trying to be rude or exclusive..
  16. Thanks -- Love this piece by the way (way more than eye!!)
  17. Mind your own business eye -- sean can I get in???
  18. Thanks Jewels and cindirella for the love...
  19. Lovely european cabin trunk. They steamed the birch wood slats over a form and then fitted them on the trunks. This one is a nice example form the 1920's or so. It is a size suitable for "carry on" on...
  20. Congrats on your first trunk -- a very lovely pick! May there be many more... (not too many though). You have as you rightly speculated an early 1900's flat top trunk. We can date this by style size ...
  21. There's a TRUNK MUSEUM!!!!!!!????
  22. FYI the number 4 on the latches was a size indicator -- 5 being the largest (that I know about) -- those latched are really beautiful and top quality in its time... I called it a dome trunk because it...
  23. Looks like a circa 1880 - 90 dome top trunk. I see many of this style come up however they are usually 1900's without the nice cast iron hardware and rarely with leather. Without a label it is hard to...
  24. If it is a hand written letter B in pencil then it is more than likely a parts reference as they were working on a few trunks at the same time. It is rare to have the hardware marked like yours and th...
  25. This is a beautiful trunk -- one of our contributors will hopefully id the initials on the hardware for you -- it is new to me. Thanks for the post!
  26. Riply206 is way ahead of me on knowledge on this trunk -- as are others who will hopefully weigh in. I cannot tell from the pic whether it is covered in leather or vulcanized fiber (more than likely t...
  27. Thanks Agram.m for the love...
  28. Thanks Sean for the love....
  29. Fabulous trunk Drill. I have a similar big French trunk -- well similar in size and hardware... this one is a real beauty!
  30. Thanks Moonstonelover21 , filmnetfilmnet, kyratangokyratango, peteypetey, SherwoodTrunksSherwoodTrunks, driggs63driggs63,dcleedclee, SteveTx76SteveTx76 and CAD1949 for the love...
  31. Good question. I have understood this to be intentionally done for a "tortoise" effect. Chemically treated tin, which over time does start to eat into the tin. Since I am only a novice at this I hope ...
  32. Thanks Sherwood trunks... love this lock piece but someone punched out the center facing on this one and screwed in a loop to put a pad lock on it -- well it is effective..
  33. Looks like an early 1900's "monitor" style trunk... option for restoration are similar as per other trunk except the wire drill bit... no need for that on flat tin...
  34. Looks like an 1880's to 90's dome top trunk. Unless there is a label on it it is difficult to know who made it -- there were many companies making similar trunks at the time. The alligator tim pattern...
  35. Nice trunk -- I think it is old....
  36. Thanks Phil -- glad you like it...
  37. Nobody these days wants their weight magnified!! LOL.... I think you should take Carson off pantry security by the way... just sayin'.... Love the look of this piece.
  38. Thanks BB2 for the nice comment -- I think you have a lot of fields....
  39. Thanks for the nice comment nutsabotas6 and mikelv85 for the love...
  40. Stunning.... will trade for fish...
  41. BB2 I am still laughing at your understated humour... I also like the bike...
  42. Lovely example of fine leatherwork. Awesome to have such a great label still intact.
  43. Leather handles are available on line for a reasonable price. My Martin Maier trunks is missing them as well... never did get them replaced. http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/showcase/index.html has a coup...
  44. Great trunk! What straps are missing??? Welcome to CW!
  45. Thank you Peasejean55 for the love...
  46. Russ -- I had my son throw it to me so I could legitimately tell my wife I caught it while fishing....
  47. Thank you Vathis for the love...
  48. For me if I had this trunk I would take off the leather. It is old stained and just will never look good -- and there are pieces missing. I would take out an exacto knife and cut out the stickers firs...
  49. Great trunk -- wonderful find. Good to see Canadian trunk find content!!!!
  50. Thanks RussTenale -- a little splash of colour goes a long way...
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