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    Posted 6 years ago

    gundy03130
    (5 items)

    Found today at an estate sale and fell in love. Larger trunk (don't have tape measure to measure at this time)- roughly 3 1/2 feet long by 2 feet tall with 4 small wheels, removable drawer on inside, leather handles in good condition. No clue on year made- no maker identification that I could see/am aware of but I'm new to this. Happy with this find and can't wait to find more :) wondering if this is a steamer trunk.
    Almost forgot to add the lady's mother kept her dolls in this- she had lots of them.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      You have a lovely 1890's to turn of the century trunk. It is not a "steamer trunk" per se as those are the half size trunks -- although most of the time any size trunk is referred to as a steamer trunk. Without a label it is too difficult to know who made this as many were made in this style using common parts. I will say however that the maker used a very beautiful front lock in the "East Lake" style -- nice added feature to yours. Lovely lithograph on the interior lid which is common. Nice find!
    2. gundy03130 gundy03130, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the information, I have a lot to learn. I love the lock-it's what drew me to it. Once again thank you! Have a great day!
    3. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Love the lock and lithograph!
    4. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Hi -- you were asking about how to improve the odor in a trunk.... and there are a few ways to help in this regard. I place a dryer sheet in mine -- seems to help. Of course opening it up in the sun for a while to air out helps too. There where other good suggestions on someone's previous post -- If I come across it I will send the link.
    5. gundy03130 gundy03130, 6 years ago
      Yes, thank you! The two I've bought at estate sales are so bad smelling I don't want to put stuff in them until they smell better. I had tried the coffee trick but only made it smell like rancid coffee. I'm dying to use my trunks, the trunk above is the one that's the worse and the one I want to use the most :( I will try using what you've suggested. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!
      Christina

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