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    Posted 5 years ago

    buckeye66
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    I have had this trunk for nearly 30 years and I am looking for any information on who the premier maker of this piece was. I was hoping someone could give me any information on it. I live in Ohio (United States)

    I appreciate any help you can give and thank you in advance.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Looks like it could be a Martin Maier trunk... based on the black edging under the stat clamps... perhaps you could post the picture of the hinge and take out the middle picture of the interior... the hinge will be more helpful in identifying. This is a FABULOUS trunk...
      Looking forward to learning more...
    2. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Wonderful trunk, I have only seen two others of this particular top with the slats forming and X.They didn't have quite as much hardware though. It is also not a very common slat pattern on the front. It appears to be a Hillebrand lock patent /Star lock company.It is definitely a better make of manufacturer but that can be difficult with out the label. I too would be interested in pictures of the hinges,it could tell you more.
    3. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTA0WDExNTI=/z/Vb8AAOSw7aBVB01S/_57.JPG

      An older image I found of a similar trunk top hope it posts.
    4. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTA0WDExNTI=/z/Vb8AAOSw7aBVB01S/_57.JPG

      A similar trunk image found on Ebay under" Confederate trunk images" that's not to say that it is. older photo- hope it posts.
    5. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Drill -- the link did not work on my end.... did other makers (to your knowledge) do the black paint around the side slat clamps - or was that a Maier exclusive touch? (pic 3)
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      That is an awesome trunk.
    7. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 5 years ago
      Your trunk was patented on May 13 1884, and it says that on the top clamp. The patent # is 298453 and was patented by John B. Duguid of Toledo, Ohio. I believe it is safe to assume the Duguid Bros. trunk of the same city made those trunks. I would like to discuss this with you, please contact me.
      Jim
      hmsantiquetrunks.com
    8. buckeye66, 5 years ago
      I have added the picture of the back hinge. Sorry for the delay as had computer issues. Thanks for your continues help!!
    9. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US298453-0.png

      hope this patent picture posts. The full description for this Dugid trunk patent
      US 298453A is quite lengthy.As usual Jim is right on the money. T -man sorry it did not post. If you goggle: "Confederate trunk images" and scroll down you will find another version of this trunk. Ebay photos just don't post.
    10. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Really great to find out the maker on this one -- kudos Drill to you and Jim. I looked up "confederate trunks" -- got a lot of boxer shorts... had a good laugh on that...
      and then saw the match on this one...
      buckeye you can click the solved button on this. Its a great trunk!

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