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    Posted 5 years ago

    B.Kay
    (15 items)

    I picked this up the other day because despite the rust it has good bones! And I like the almost domed top of the lid. I can't wait to tackle this. I already have in one corner. I am still working on my dresser trunk but my adult ADHD let's me work on multiple things at once! I believe I have dated it between 1872 and 1880. Any suggestions are always welcome. Any info on the half dome lid? I really like the alligator tin as well. Will for sure post after pics.
    Have a great day!

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    1. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 5 years ago
      Hello. Your trunk was most commonly sold as an "Octagon" trunk. I would place it in the late 1880's to early 1890's. Those 1872 patent CA Taylor latches were used for a very long time. I believe if you clean the lock you will find a few patent dates, which may help you date it further. If you go to this page you will find a few catalog images for octagon trunks.
      http://www.hmsantiquetrunks.com/trunk-catalog-images.html
      Hope this helps,
      Jim
      hmsantiquetrunks.com
    2. B.Kay B.Kay, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Jim! Still new to this, I didn't know what it was called either. I love the catalog link.
    3. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Your right B.Kay Good bones.It will be nice to see you bring this one back.
      have fun ,Much luck with it.
    4. B.Kay B.Kay, 5 years ago
      Thank you Drill!
    5. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Nice looking project B. Kay, I like that pattern too. It should look pretty cool once you bring it back to life.

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