Posted 6 years ago
Since my last post I have seen some amazing trunks on this site and have learned a lot. Thank you all for the knowledge you are sharing and the pictures you post. Working on my trunks makes me truly appreciate the skill all of you have demonstrated with the refinished trunks you have posted.
The person whom I acquired this from had it OUTSIDE on a deck. It is now safe inside in my small garage and third in line to be worked on. I am still eking out time to work on the first two. It is a large, though a lot smaller then Drill’s Beast, and is 36 In Long, 24 In Deep and 30 In tall. It is in great shape, very heavy and, has an incredible well preserved excelsior lock with a patent date of Nov 1864. The C.H & CO lid stay / latch has a detent to lock the top in. For me that is amazing feature. The interior is clean with the framing still intact on the lid but no tray, fabric or clue as to who made it. Unfortunately the leather is destroyed however when I work on it, I will leave a few leather panels on the back.
Any help identifying any part of this trunk would be greatly appreciated, especially the C.H & CO lid stay / latch. Jim, I read your link about this lock company but it did not mention this particular lock. Love this trunk!