Posted 8 years ago
This poor thing is a sad example of what can happen to a steamer trunk if it's left outside for too long. I picked it off the curb before garbage day and it was all I could do to keep it from falling apart as I loaded it into the vehicle.
I took it apart as best I could to salvage what metal was still usable - most of the metal strapping was just rust dust but the corners, hinges, and clasps might still be okay. Perhaps I'll build a new trunk out of the parts or use them for other projects.
Let this serve as a prime example of what happens if you don't take proper care of your stuff!