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    Posted 10 years ago

    officialfuel
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    With all the trunks on this site and all the information being given out, I was wondering if this trunk is a little more unique because of the size. It is alot smaller than the ones I've have seen on here. The height is 19" and the width is 22" and it's 17" deep. On the latch it shows May 11, 1875. It's not flat on top, there is a slight hump.

    Michael

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    Comments

    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you chevy59.
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thanks James.
    3. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 10 years ago
      Hi, nice small trunk. In the old trunk catalogs I have these small trunks were called Hat Boxes or Hat Trunks. But I'm sure some of them must have been made and used for other purposes too. The lock patent may look a little like a 6 but it is May 11, 1875, patented by Frank Mix who worked for Eagle Lock Co. in Terryville, CT at that time. I have the same lock on several of my trunks and they also have the patent date. I double checked and there was no trunk lock patent on May 11, 1876. So, I'm sure it's the right one. The two latches on your trunk were patented in 1882 and made by the Sessions trunk parts company in Bristol, CT. The other hardware matches a design I found patented by Charles Taylor in 1879, but his hardware was sold to many trunk companies. The trunk was probably made in the area where the owner lived, maybe in Providence or Boston where there were many trunk makers. These smaller trunks are harder to find than the average trunk. I have a similar one I plan to post soon. Thanks.
    4. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you TrunkerMarvin for all your information!
    5. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you Chevelleman69
    6. Designer Designer, 10 years ago
      I love this chest!
    7. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you Designer for your comment.
    8. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you Meow!
    9. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you modernscavenger!
    10. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you VictorianLady!
    11. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you MooreAntique!
    12. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you shughs!
    13. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you leighannrn!
    14. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you trukn20!
    15. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      Thank you JTeachout!
    16. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you hotkitties!
    17. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you BELLIN68!

      Michael
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you scandinavian_pieces for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you trunkman!

      Michael
    20. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you Love.anything.old for stopping by and showing some love!

      Michael
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      Thank you mikielikesigns2!
      Thank you crswerner!

      Michael
    22. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Longings for the love!

      Michael
    23. epson233 epson233, 8 years ago
      trunkman nailed it -- so i'll just leave the comment i love it
    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      epson233, you gave credit to the wrong person unless TrunkerMarvin and trunkman are the same person! But I want to thank you for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    25. epson233 epson233, 8 years ago
      thanks for the correction officialfuel -- mis-read trunkermarvin as trunkman
    26. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha for the love!

      Michael
    27. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love!

      Michael
    28. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you gale50 for the love! Have a awesome day!

      Michael
    29. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats for the love! Have a wonderful day!

      Michael
    30. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 8 years ago
      Lovely size :)
    31. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Phatbuddha for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    32. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you AntigueToys for the love! Have a great weekend!

      Michael
    33. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER for the love!

      Michael
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Great looking half trunk!!
    35. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you jscotto363 for the love and the nice comment!

      Michael
    36. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you PatSea and vintagegirl66 for the loves!

      Michael
    37. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you jscott0363 and CindB for the love! Merry Christmas

      Michael
    38. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your welcome Michael and Happy Holidays!!
    39. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN and Merry Christmas!

      Michael

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