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Trunks1567 of 2539Restored 1880's Trunk Leather Covered TrunkMy H. C. Faber & Sons trunk
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    Posted 6 years ago

    jscott0363
    (502 items)

    This is my English made patent leather trunk. It was manufactured in England in either the late 1800's or early 1900's. The interior is lined with a plain white canvas material. It once had a small tray inside, but that is long gone.
    Given the age of this little trunk, I think it's in very nice condition. It did take some cleaning and conditioning when I got it. Other than that, I'll need to do nothing more to this one.
    All of the leather trim and handle are fully intact. It's rare to find the leather straps and buckles still intact, on this style of trunk. And these are not only still intact but in really nice condition still. It does have a small tear in the patent leather. But, nothing too serious. Very nice heavy brass hardware with copper rivets on this one.
    This is one of my favorite styles and size of trunks. So, when I find one in really nice condition, like this one, I try to snag on to it (if the price is right!).

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I would love to have a peek inside.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Peasejean55!! The interior is rather plain. It's lined with plain white canvas. It still has the rails for the tray, but no tray. Perhaps I'll post it later. Thanks for the love as well!!
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Your welcome, Scott.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love aghcollect!! Much appreciated!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean!! And Thanks for the love as well!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love pops!! I do appreciate it!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Julie!! Much appreciated!!
    9. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Scott, It is a wonderful little trunk .I Believe this might be a higher end John Pound & Co. piece,I think that they used this style of lock as well as the brass handle hardware with the curve.I have seen it before. I will search for another piece to try and confirm.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, thanks for the info!! There is no makers label inside. But, I see quite a few out there like this and have always wondered who the maker is and when they were made. Any help is greatly appreciated Drill!!
    11. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      A lovely example of a well crafted leather trunk... and gorgeous condition... nice find!
    12. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Yeah! Scott pretty sure. When you search John Pound trunk images you will even see the handle and hardware in two advertisements. One of the worlds oldest trunk manufacturers 1823. The only other manufacturer I could find with similar Attributes is one image of a W.W. Bridge Trunk. I would speculate that it is one of the two. Good luck pal.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks T-man!! And for the love as well!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, you are the man!! I Googled John Pound trunks and you're absolutely right. I wonder how old this one is? Like I said in the description, I'm guessing between late 1800's and early 1900's. But, I'm really not sure about that though.
    15. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Still trying to find the lock it is an older more rare one I believe.I think it's a Good guess on the time frame.
      I 'm wondering if it could be oil clothed canvas instead of patent leather though?
      It almost looks like it in your pictures but I can't really tell.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, I have another that I posted a couple of months ago (the one with the separate canvas cover). I got it from Jim, at HMS, and it has the very same covering. Jim called it patent leather. I'm not sure why these are called patent leather, because it's nothing more than a heavy canvas fabric with a thick black coating. However, Jim says it's patent leather. I believe he said he even has the original recipe for creating this patent leather. So, that's why I called it patent leather.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      ho2cultcha
      walksoftly
      Cindy
      JonB
      PatSea
      racer4four
      and
      Drill
    18. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Interesting- Since it is heavy canvas construction it needs something to make it rigid.Wondering if It is wicker underneath the canvas or possibly plywood wood.The reasonI ask is that If you remember My Bazar Du Voyage trunk,it is similar and it is wicker.The coating may help in determining exact age.It would be great to see photos of the interior Scott.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, it's definitely not wicker. It's sort of smashed down in places, so I'm guessing some type of cardboard fiber construction. I'm going to remove one of the pictures and replace it with an interior pic. Hope that helps.
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love nittygritty1962!! Much appreciated!!!
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Yes, Scott it looks good. :-)
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks very much Peasejean55!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love FatBoy64!! I do appreciate it!
    24. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I love this!!..the leather looks well used and has a warmth about it...very nice!...:-)
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thank you inky!! And for the love as well!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Elisabethan, thanks for the love!! I do appreciate it!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for the love! Always appreciated!!
    28. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US182907-0.png
      Could this lock image be it?
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill, It certainly does look like this one. I just took a close look at the lock on mine, and this one is either the one, or a close cousin. Thank you for looking that up. Very cool to see this.

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