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Trunks1900 of 1928Antique Excelsior Slat Trunkantique trunk
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Posted 7 years ago


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this is another one of the many trunks that has been refurbished -- this particular trunk is a car trunk and was made in portland oregon by the portland trunk company in the 1860s

originally it had blue silk lining which was badly stained and torn -- evidently the boys in the factory where having a very bad day with gluing as when we tore the lining out we found they have written the naughty "f" word on all the sides

i particularly like the lining in it today as it reminds me of a man's tie

the front of the trunk lays down for easy access and originally was sold with three leather suite cases in which to store clothing and other items -- the top tray was used to hold the tools needs for repairs during the long tours or food for picinicing


  1. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 7 years ago
    Hi, great trunk, but I have one question. I used to have a 1931 car that had a similar, but not exact, type of trunk. From car shows I attended I noticed that these seemed to appear on cars starting in the 1910's era. So do you think your 1860's date is a little too early for this?
    I love old trunks and old cars, so keep up the good work.
  2. epson233, 7 years ago
    thank you trunkermarvin

    you are correct -- i was unclear in this posting -- the portland trunk company was started in the 1860s -- however this trunk was used on the early cars before cars had trunks as we know a car's trunk today -- the transition between horse and car started in the late 1800s
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Hidden talents that I have missed somehow. I'm not easily impressed.
  4. roket94, 4 years ago
    I love it!!!! Love the interior too.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago

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