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Trunks1378 of 1957Our Bureau Trunk has 2 doors instead of lift up lid.trunk features a lock made by Excelsior in Stamford, CT
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Posted 4 years ago

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passion4tr…
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I just picked this up. It appears to be all original. The dimensions are
L 30" , W 19" , H 20" The lock, hinges and straps are a heavy metal. Maybe cast iron. I have no other information about the item. I would like to know anything information about the lock, hinges and the box. I found two others similar, but the owners did not have any back or history on the trunk.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    Wait until scottvez gets on here. It is the same design as ammo or dynamite boxes but the hardware is a bit unusual.
  2. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    A bit strange to have such heavy hardware on a pine crate. Looks to me like it may have been repurposed -- hope someone out there can tell us what this box was for. Was the hardware heavy like this one on the two others?
  3. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 4 years ago
    The other two's hardware look to be made out of the same metal, but each was slightly different and very close in size.

    I forgot to mention a very important detail. There is German Writing on both ends of the trunk.
  4. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 4 years ago
    I tried to take a picture of the writing, but it does not show up in the picture. I will write it out.
  5. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 4 years ago
    OBERSTLEUTNANT
    There is more, but having a hard time reading what the letters are. Working on it.
  6. trunkingforfun, 4 years ago
    This is the German word for lieutenant colonel or wing comander.

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