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    Posted 6 years ago

    robin144
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    The trunk was made by the "Reliable Trunk Company 407 So Main Street Los Angeles Cal". It has a brass Corbin lock No 4A5119 from Corbin Cabinet Lock Co, New Britain Cont.
    It also has a Great Northern Railway Form 3044 with number on top RHS of 1-14 10m F. Check No 790300 United States Customs Label "Baggage in Bond" to be delivered to Collector of Customs and it looks like 191... or 19/..

    The trunk is in the UK now so I guess it was made in California, went overseas and came back into the US customs maybe in the 1910-20 period, and then somehow found its way to the UK where I have had it for the last 50 years!

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    Comments

    1. robin144, 6 years ago
      Does anyone know what the outer material is on this steamer trunk? Cow hide over wood?? Certainly looks like leather corner strips and brass/steel fittings.

      Would it be possible to get key for the Corbin Lock???
    2. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      I think this trunk has a vulcanized fiber covering -- made to look like leather but much more durable. The patina on this is just great!
    3. FatBoy64, 6 years ago
      Very cool trunk. I love the stickers on these, they add to the story. I stumbled across this place, hopefully they can help you with a key.:

      http://www.stevensantiquetrunks.com/trunkkeys.html
    4. FatBoy64, 6 years ago
      These people are into keys as well.

      http://www.islandtrunkshop.com/index.html
    5. robin144, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FatBoy64!'

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