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    Posted 8 years ago

    Kim0428
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    This trunk belonged to my great grandfather who has passed away. He was a CN Rail station agent in Saskatchewan, Canada. There was a fire at his station and he lost many belongings. His aunt, who lived in Ontario (originally from Scotland) sent him the trunk with some wool blankets inside to replace some he had lost. The lock says Yale & Towne Mfg Company. There is a metal flower on the front. The bottom is metal and has very small wheels. There is a paper liner on the inside of the lid with a picture of swans. It is 18.5" tall, 27.5" long, and 15.75" deep. Other than that I don't know much else about it. Hoping someone out there can help me.

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    Comments

    1. Kim0428, 8 years ago
      Not sure why my pics ended up upside down.
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      You must be posting them from your phone. Can you edit them on your phone?
      If not put them on your computer & rotate them.
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Great story & trunk.
      Where in Saskatchewan?

      Trunkman will be along with some info at some point.
    4. Kim0428, 8 years ago
      I can't figure out how to re-add pics after deleting them. Oh well.

      His station was is Melfort, Sask.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      The pics look right-side up to me. Is it that late at nite or did I tune in late? maybe they will be upside-down when I look in the morning?
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Thanks for re-posting the images.
    7. Kim0428, 8 years ago
      I fixed the pictures. Lol
    8. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Lovely flat-top trunk from around the early 1900's. Standard shape size and construction for its time. A very nice example of a Yale lock. Nice swan lithograph as well. This trunk is a great candidate for refinishing however I do like the look of it in its current state. That "old world" look to it. There is not much more information to find about this type of trunk as it was common in its day and a lot of companies made this same model. Great story and heirloom to have!
    9. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 8 years ago
      Nice trunk! Love the lithograph!

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