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    Posted 7 years ago

    Krystle9116
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    I bought this trunk today and am absolutely in love with it. Does anyone know anything about this style or make of trunks? I've posted the picture that is in the inside as well as the manufacturers stamp. I can't find much online about any similar.
    Thanks!

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    Comments

    1. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      This is a standard style flat-top trunk made around 1900. Fabulous to have a trunk label as most often that is not the case. Yours appears to be in nice original condition... congrats on the find!
    2. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Here is an image of a billing invoice,an earlier label and the factory where it was made .Much luck,thanks for the post.

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D4C7WyH-6is/TYjEeHpaRiI/AAAAAAAACDA/a0BTaW0yI3M/s1600/schmit1.jpg


      http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004images/049/P2008.39.01.jpg

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gXWpcxXnims/TYjE3LEvtNI/AAAAAAAACDI/cKmV38FFYjo/s1600/EagleTrunkFactLblFrmEM.jpg
    3. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      http://images.wisconsinhistory.org/700011230006/1123000102-l.jpg

      Here is their letterhead.Hope this helps!
      Originally named H.B. Schmidt & co. organized in 1864 in Racine Wis. under the name Henry Schmidt & Co. Later Henry and Peter Schmidt moved the company to
      OshKosh in 1867 and changed the name to Schmit Bros. the company became a stock company in 1884 . Was eventually purchased by Belber trunk and bag of Phila.
      in 1926 (courtesy of Oshkosh public library)

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