Posted 5 years ago
Ok, as mentioned on here to a few folks I thought as a project through the winter I might like to have a go at restoring an old steamer trunk. Now, here is where it gets tricky. When you put Steamer Trunk into google, you get a picture of every trunk known to man. Likewise Ebay. Now I'm guessing the reason for this is that people are fully aware that deco is 'cool', and for their items to be associated with this era is a good selling point, and the age of relatively affordable steam travel is very much of the deco period. So, just about every trunk has the work 'Steamer' in there somewhere. Now this causes a problem for someone naïve like me as I don't actually know what a proper authentic steamer trunk looks like, as I have no one to show me. The three pictures above are all listed under Steamer Trunk, but which one is the real thing? My thoughts are that picture one is a suitcase, and not a trunk at all. Picture 3 I think is a trunk/chest, but not a steamer as its too tall and bulky. My thoughts were running to picture 2.
Any trunk type people who can tell me I would be very grateful!