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    Posted 6 years ago

    dianne1307
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    My mother bought this trunk from a yard sale and I am getting it back to its' original state. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Year made? (1900's??) I know without a label the maker is almost impossible to identify, but the lithographs used inside of the trunk, what is the significance of that?

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    Comments

    1. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      They all had lithographs as simple decorations... and yes early 1900's trunk.. fairly rough shape, missing slats etc. as you know -- big project, good luck and welcome to collectors weekly!
    2. Druford22, 6 years ago
      Dianne, I actually just acquired what I believe to be the same trunk. I cannot confirm or deny the age, but I would like to point out that the top slats are not missing. This offset was part of the design. I will post photos of mine momentarily . I have seen some other very similar ones online that some believe to be 1890's.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Good call on the slats -- missed that -- unusual design and tin pattern. Do any of you trunkers recognize the tin pattern?
    4. Druford22, 6 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/145657-just-acquired-this-trunk-from-my-grandfa
    5. Druford22, 6 years ago
      Above is a link to the one I have that appears to be the same thing . Regardless of what we find out it is really cool that there is a twin out there.
    6. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      I an effort to share info for this popular 1912 trunk here are the patents
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/e7/07/1f/4d007af906cc04/US1015511-drawings-page-1.png

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/5e/34/f8/bc503e00fae4d4/US1015511-drawings-page-2.png

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/07/ad/be/43cd63e96b85c5/US1015511-drawings-page-3.png

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/2f/04/b9/7ce09e56812b3a/US1015511-drawings-page-4.png

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