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    Posted 6 years ago

    bjb5859
    (26 items)

    Before and After :Fully restored leather trunk,for a customer.Was previously owned by his grandmother.
    Leather was lazer Embossed to replicate the original exactly.
    Fun project,but not to sure of its age. First one that I've worked on with this type of latches.
    Thanks for looking

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    1. bjb5859 bjb5859, 6 years ago
      Thank You ,CindB
    2. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Hi Ben, great trunk love the laser leather embossing,so clean.You do wonderful work. I believe the lock patent to be Frank W. Mix May 11, 1875 who worked for Eagle lock.So we know that it can't be before that date.I think I have seen the other latch patents,can't find where I put them,I'll keep looking for you though.

      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png

      Hope the link works ,sometimes they don't.
    3. bjb5859 bjb5859, 6 years ago
      Drill, the link worked just fine,
      Thank You very much
      Ben
    4. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Hey your welcome Ben, I Just found 2 neat images from the" A.E. Meeks trunk Co. Denver Col". that I think need to be shared.Enjoy !

      http://digital.denverlibrary.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=p15330coll22&CISOPTR=33650&action=2&DMSCALE=15&DMWIDTH=512&DMHEIGHT=478&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=trunk&DMROTATE=0


      http://tstf.co/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/17th_ally_thumb.jpg

    5. bjb5859 bjb5859, 6 years ago
      WOW Drill ,How cool is that
      Would love to find that truck
      Makes you wonder what ever happen to it!!
      Thanks so much,Maybe I'll build one
    6. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      You build it ,We'll cruise, I get to work the horn....at least once!
      Here is L.E Morrisons trunk,truck to to shabby either and store front.

      http://images.indianahistory.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=Guedelhoefe&CISOPTR=51&action=2&DMSCALE=5&DMWIDTH=300&DMHEIGHT=244&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=&DMROTATE=0

      http://images.indianahistory.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=dc012&CISOPTR=10908&action=2&DMSCALE=100&DMWIDTH=359&DMHEIGHT=450&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=&DMROTATE=0
    7. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Okay bjb5859 -- I know you have wayyyy more trunks to feature -- start taking pics -- I want to see your Martin Maier Trunks and that fabulous oak slat on your profile.....

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