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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I recently purchased this from a vintage store. I don't have any information about this piece, but would love to know more about it. The handles were leather, but have long since rotted away. The tray is also missing and I haven't found any lettering or company names to let me know who may have manufactured the trunk. Thanks on advance for the help.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      You have a circa 1900 -1920 dome top trunk. There were a plethora of companies producing these styles and types of trunks at the time -- so without an actual label you will be hard pressed to know who made this particular trunk. Hope this helps and welcome to Collector's Weekly!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      "Plethora"! I like that T-Mon! LOL!
    3. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Trying to bump us up a notch there BB2...
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Better up than down. I'll see if I can find some strange rarely used words to throw in every once in awhile just to confuse people!
    5. Stormchylde, 7 years ago
      Plethora is actually one of my favorite words, a tad geeky, I know, but it's true. Thank you for the information, I'll give it a thorough look to see if I can find any stamps or identification marks.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I looked in my "frickin" Identifit dictionary & couldn't find that "geeky" word. Did find it in a more current (1890's) one that also knew what a "merkin" is. I need to stop as I think my Word Correct is having a stroke! I think looking in a thesaurus would totally do the poor thing in.
    7. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      BB2 thanks to your input I picked up a rust inhibitor and am using it on all my rusted metal parts on my trunks.... this one could use a good dose of it.... scrubbed with steel wool first then the rust inhibitor actually bonds the remaining rust back to metal and prepares it for painting. Now I have to go look up "merkin" thanks to you....
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Was that Ospho?
    9. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      I could not find Ospho but the main ingredient in that product was in the one I picked up... forget the name of the ingredient but it is not in all of these types of products..
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Actually Ospho is a common brand name. Also generically call "naval jelly". Just got my bottle out of the shop & it is made by Permatex & called "Rust Dissolver Gel". The main active ingredient is phosphoric acid which phosphorizes the rust & makes it a hard rust resistant surface. Get the rough stuff off 1st. Very resistant surface & hard. I just found out about it 20-30 yrs ago thru sailor friends. You can even apply to fresh cleaned steel & iron & it will form a greyish protective. Joking about the 20-30 yrs ago. Actually about 10-12 yrs. Do not use it on something like a rust spot on a blued gun as where you applied it will be very distinct & not natural.
    11. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Yes I bought "Rust Stop" and it has phosphoric acid and yes there is a white residue after use... paints over well and halts future rust,, sounds like a commercial.. just love getting hints and tips through this site!!!
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Sounds like you had already gotten the right stuff. You can use a small glue brush to get into places like "ends" & never had it affect wood. I'm a firm believer is learning from other people's experiences & mistakes rather than my own. Anybody who can't follow those guidelines is classified as stupid & destined to failure.
    13. interestwoodworker, 7 years ago
      This is great chess. I just found and bought one myself. I have the same questions. I thought maybe in the 1930's well it's even older. not sure yet what I want to do with it. Maybe keep the patina little paint on wood, then clear coat. Replace the leather handles. Build a drawer for inside upper area. It looks to me that use to be there. I bought it at a Goodwill I love to find things in there to restore. Main thing have a lot of fun with the projects.
    14. mikemarsha, 6 years ago
      Wondering if you found out anymore information on this trunk ? I have one that looks just like it and have been wondering what it's worth ?
      Thanks-- Mike

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