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Posted 7 years ago


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I bought this very rough, 1800's steamer trunk, at a yard sale for $10.00
not sure if I paid too much or not, but I have been looking for one for years and I got it.
This round top trunk has the original wood straps on top, original wheels and locking mechinism (don't think it locks, I don't have a key to open it anyway lol). It always has the original tin plates in "barn fresh" condition... the pink color is still kinda there on most of them.
one last thing... I can't find any markings or #'s on it anywhere???? no clue if it is really from time mentioned..thats just what the guy said and it belonged to his grandmother...
I love it!!!
Any other info anyone has would be great....

Mystery Solved


  1. mrsmaziarz mrsmaziarz, 7 years ago
    thanks ar8jason it is in very bad condition, but i love it and do feel very blessed to have saved it...the inside compartments are not there...oh well it is all mine jk lol

    thanks to everyone who gave me info
  2. SMD SMD, 7 years ago
    For $10 purchase price I definitely suggest putting some money into and have it restored. It will turn out beautiful. If you don't want to do a full restoration, minimally you could clean it up and re-line the inside so that you can store things in it. Enjoy it!
  3. mrsmaziarz mrsmaziarz, 7 years ago
    it is actually in really bad shape, I don't think it would be worth restoring or if could even be restored...unfortunatly.....i love it anyway....
    thanks everyone
  4. mrsmaziarz mrsmaziarz, 7 years ago
    here are more pics of the interior and back....yes it is in rough,to say the least, condition.....
  5. trunkingforfun, 4 years ago
    Doesn't look so bad to me, I think you got a deal! Some elbow grease, steel wool, gun oil, and perhaps some paint but I would see how the great works first. Good luck

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