Posted 6 years ago
A 32" long, 24" wide ,28" high,H.C. Faber Rawhide combination Theatrical trunk ,Made of rawhide ( leather without the use of tannin,Lyme was used).and canvas covered.It had seen a good deal of travel, It traveled on the oldest railroad in France The Chemins Le Havre 1890 sticker, Adams Express stickers from Ocean city, Buffalo,and Chicago. The Pat. Date is Sept 4th 1883. It has most of it's brass corners,But repairs to the bottom with "Ball" Trunk hardware and one top corner were replaced.
I refinished the exterior canvas with a spot on custom color match of Benjamin Moore paint (pearl finish) Removed multiple layers of Faberrite coating(Fabers own varnish). Polished all the steel nails,Corbin Lock and hardware.
I clear coated the leather with Zinseer clear shellac.I replaced the handles with new leather and handle holders which are not original. The original handles were held in place by two strips of leather. I believe this to be an older model.
I am currently refitting the interior tray which has six destroyed compartments,To accomodate holding Magic tricks. I have painstakingly removed the stickers and will display them" some how" in the interior with some famous Magician lithographs or posters from the turn of the century. to accommodate my nine year olds ambition to be a Magician.This is his new stage table for performing his magic show.I will post more pictures of the interior when completed.