Posted 6 years ago
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!