Posted 7 years ago
I found this trunk for free on Craigslist and snagged it right away. I originally planned to repurpose it into a coffee table but after some research, I think I'd like to clean it up and keep as is. From what I've found on the internet, it appears to be an Eagle Lock Co trunk. I believe it's a flat top but it does appear to have a slight curve. The inside of the trunk has the tray and it is covered in fabric, not paper. I have all the pieces of the leather straps but they unfortunately are pretty brittle and fell apart when I loaded it.
I guess I'm looking for any ideas or suggestions you have on cleaning it up and if anyone has information on the trunk. The metal parts are a gold color on most of the trunk but on the right side are black. Could they have tarnished or are they a different kind of hardware? What should I use to refinish them?
Any advice is welcome! I have already fallen in love with this beautiful piece of history.