Posted 8 years ago
Hello again to the room.
It has been six months since I was bitten by the trunk bug and I see no end in sight. The house is filling up and the garage is worse. I love this previously refinished trunk which is 36 In L / 21.5 In W / 31 In tall at the apex. After researching laminated trunks I found two patents:
Friederiok Kuk-Kuck and Henery Arnd Patent No. 275,509 dated February 5, 1883
Henry Gilson Patent No. 293,005 dated October 18, 1883
I think the latches were patented in 1887 and the lock is an inset excelsior which of course has no key. I do not know anything about the rest of the hardware. I am in a pretty large city and I do not believe anyone else here is looking for trunks so I managed to picked this up for a song and hope to see more before I have to move.
I hope you all enjoy your week.