Posted 6 years ago
I purchased this trunk from a thrift store this week. The lock on the front reads "Eagle Lock Co. Terryville, CONN, USA; Pat'd Dec 6 1892". It appears in pretty good condition although the leather straps on the front are partially torn off and missing. There is a faint red stamp on the bottom of the trunk, which I believe says "38". On both sides of the trunk there are stamped black initials which read "LC". Inside of the trunk are 2 removable shelves.
I would love to know more about this trunk. When was it made? By whom? What does "LC" stand for? Was the trunk made in 1892 or is that simply when the company got it's first patent?