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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I found this on Craigslist and picked it up today for 60 dollars, some lady in Fort Wayne was selling because she needed the room. It seems to be a Jenny Lind type trunk with five iron bands, brass covered nail heads, curved top and bottom and seven slats but with a bit of a dome top to it. The leather covering is in pretty good shape but has a lot of wear in some places and someone painted it on the sides. It measures 27 inches long by 16 inches wide and 16 inches high. I don't really need another project but I was pretty tickled to get it since I'd never seen a Jenny Lind with a dome to it and it's in pretty good shape. I can just see myself on that TV show Hoarders in about ten years, either that or my kids will be sorting through a garage full of trunks when I kick the bucket.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      WOW -- really love the shape and style of this one Fatboy64. Its not really a Jenny Lind but it is of the same era and craftsmanship -- looking forward to what others say about it. Keep picking these up and the kids will not have a problem with the clean up after your kids "intervention" LOL...
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      You "dun" r-e-a-l good!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Wow FatBoy!! You did well on finding this one. All of the leather is intact and looking really beautiful. These are my favorite type of trunk, but it's a rare thing to find the leather trunks in this condition. This is a true treasure for sure!!
      It very reminiscent of one that I posted about a year ago. It has the same type of embossing.
    4. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      A wonderful leather bound, Iron banded,staved traveling trunk. The shape is not one that you see very often. What makes that curved top so interesting to me is the use of a "strong back" support on the inside lid.Few manufacturers used this technique. Much luck and thanks for the post.
    5. FatBoy64, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the comments and the loves folks, especially the educational stuff. I figured from the look of it that I had some kind of Jenny Lind. Learn something new all the time in here.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      You're welcome FatBoy. Oh, wait a moment. I don't think I made any comments that helped!! LOL!! LMFAO!! I'll never change!
    7. JonB, 7 years ago

      A JL in this collection is on my bucket list. Great find. I keep coming back to this post to just drool.
    8. FatBoy64, 7 years ago
      Thanks JonB, hang in there and you'll find one.

      Thanks for all the loves folks.
    9. KathyKay, 7 years ago
      Love the shape of this trunk, I need to hunt down one like this to add to my collection.
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      K&K, if I can trick F/B into giving his address, maybe we can talk in the future. LMAO!!!! Really beautiful trunk!
    11. KathyKay, 7 years ago
      blunderbuss2 - F/B has several trunks I need for my collection, make sure you bring a large vehicle.
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Kathy, are you good @ hacking? LOL!

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