Posted 6 years ago
I have twins that just had their first Christmas, so needless to say we are now overloaded with toys. In the interest of not buying box store junk for them, I decided I was going to build them a toy box. Before I set off to Home Depot I decided to check the classifieds and found this trunk. It definitely needs work to bring it back to original condition and even more if I'm going to make it kid friendly. Just trying to find out what kind of trunk it is and from what time period. Also, weather or not to give it to kids, or keep for Mom and Dad. I was told it was purchased from an estate sale in Missouri, but can't offer any other information. I'm not able to find any identifying markings on it either. Thanks in advance.
Edit: I just found on the fasteners at the top "PATD MAR 1680." It's very hard to read, so the "D" may be something else. I'm assuming that's patented march of 1680?! I've uploaded a picture of it.
Edit 2: Just found this bit of information online. Pat. Mar.16,'80, for March 16, 1880. So, I believe I'm in the 1880's, but still don't know what brand of trunk it is.