Posted 4 years ago
I picked up this really strange trunk today. The man who sold it to me didn't have much information about it other than the fact that he and his first wife had it for years and years. It has the strangest hardware on it. It opens, not from the top, but from the front. There are 2 doors on it that pull downward when the lock is opened.
It's the hardware on it that I have never seen in any trunk I have viewed in person or by googling it. I can't even describe the hardware; that's why I provided pics. The third pic shows the lock mechanism which is on each of the 2 doors. The fourth picture shows the mechanism that fits into the lock on the door. One of these "arms" is missing. The one pictured had to be pryed open with a screwdriver. I know...bad thing to do but I couldn't get it to open any other way.
Can anyone tell me if they have even SEEN this kind of mechanism and, if so, what the heck time period were these "locks" manufactured? It's a really ugly trunk, that's for sure but....being the junkie that I am...I just HAD TO HAVE IT.
My $25 investment better be worth it. I would hate to have to give up and throw this poor vagabond away. The other hardware on either side of the "lock" are handles that you use to pull open the doors. One of the hinges is literally broken (the metal itself).
Like I said....it's a really, really strange trunk that must have fallen out of the twilight zone. I know, it's a Paul Revere reject that he tossed out and it just happened to land in my lap. Lord have mercy, I couldn't even remember if it had legs on it and had to go back into the garage and check it. Yes, it does have legs and there are 2 drawers at the bottom that pull out of course.
My husband is at the point where he starts groaning when he sees me pulling into the driveway because he knows I have "something" in the back of the van. When he saw this one, he burst out laughing and said that he's beginning to question my judgment and is seriously concerned that I am being delusional if I think I can "fix that thing". I just told him to "hush up" and bring it into the garage please. Now, where's that rolling pin? Hubby needs a whack on his head.
I added the first two pics showing the front of the trunk