Posted 6 years ago
I bought this trunk from a kid going off to college for $10 yesterday. He didn't know anything about the history of the trunk.
On the front it says "Patented Nov. 8th 1864".
It needs a lot of TLC - but before I rub Murphy's wood oil and apply wood glue on it, I'd like to see if someone smarter than me knows what I'm dealing with here. I'd hate to depreciate the value of this trunk - if there is a better way out there.
Album of photos: http://imgur.com/a/BGsbT