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    Posted 6 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Here's my latest little steamer trunk. This one is a rather small steamer trunk, measuring only 22" X 15" X 11". It's covered in patent leather and is 100% intact. The binding is fiber, but the corners and carry handle are leather. The barrel key was missing, but I was easily able to locate a key to operate the lock.

    The interior is in very nice condition. Both the tray and interior are fabric lined. The leather carry handle is in very nice condition. It's difficult to read, but the leather handle has the name "SARAH L. JEWETT" embossed into it. I would love to know a bit of history about Ms. Jewett.

    Judging by the remaining remnants of travel decals, on this one, Ms. Jewett evidently was well traveled. The best decal on the trunk is one from "UNION-HOTEL LUCERNE". I confirmed with Mr. Andreas Augustin, President of FamousHotels.org in Vienna, Austria, that this hotel was most definitely located in Lucerne, Switzerland.

    A BIG thanks to our CW friend Drill for furnishing me with the web links to confirm the hotel location shown on the decal. THANK YOU!!!

    I'd place this one around the late 1920s or 1930s. I'm also not sure if this one was American made or not. But, based on the style and design, this is more than likely a Swiss made trunk.

    Thanks for stopping by and having a look!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Efesgirl

      and

      KathyKay

      And thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the little trunk. Always appreciated!!
    2. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Kicking it up a notch with this one great steamer.
    3. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Kicking it up a notch with this one great steamer. Jewett is popular name where i grew up in Nova Scotia.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid!! I believe this one came from Massachusetts. But, who knows, maybe it originated from Nova Scotia? It's quite possible.
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. I do certainly appreciate it!!!!
    5. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Eastern USA and Canada same imagration patterns my trunk is from Boston. Depends what port you landed in i guess.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Very true!!!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Michael

      and

      Nicefice

      and thanks for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    9. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Hey Scott,Some thoughts: FamousHotels.com has a listing of Famous hotel openings worldwide by country.I'll have a look around and see if I can date the sticker. You may have a try looking up Jewitt.org because it seems the 97th Jewett family in America Reunion took place July 31st- Aug 2 2015 in Rowley Mass. They have boatloads of Genealogy records from what I can tell (Even a president and Association)as there seems to be a long history.Who knows ,maybe their even helpful. Much luck. As Far as the trunk it has many of the characteristics of a european trunk,maybe even a swiss one.The cut of the corner bindings, handle,rivet patterns etc.but I could be wrong.The Lausanne region produced trunks of a similar style.As always ,I could be painfully wrong. Wondering if there were any Famous Gotthard Railway stickers on this one ,that would be neat as it could have been the mode of travel for this little one?
    10. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Still yet another great trunk.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thomas, Thanks so much for your very kind comment, as always. Thanks for the love and thanks for dropping by. Always appreciated!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, I wish there was more remaining of the other decals left on this trunk. I'm going to do some searching of my own on the Jewett family and see what I can find. You're always extremely helpful, and I've never known you to be wrong. I'm thinking this too could be Swiss made. I know a lot of European trunk trays had fabric bottoms (in lieu of a solid wood bottom). This tray bottom is completely fabric construction.
      Thank you my friend for all of your help!!! Always extremely appreciated!!!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      fortapache, Thank you for the kind words, the love tap and for stopping by. Much appreciated as always!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves

      BB2

      vetraio50

      and

      Kyra

      And thanks everyone for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      myoldkyhome, Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Marga, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated so very much!!

      Scott
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      crswerner, Thanks very much for the love click and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Trey, Thanks for the love. Much appreciated!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Elisabethan

      and

      Rivalele

      Very much appreciated!!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      FatBoy, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      chrissylovescats,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Merry Christmas!!!
      Scott
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    23. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Scotty just stopped by to say hello and we miss you here hope your doing well.
      Roy
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks so much for the kind comment and concern. I'm hanging in there. I apologize for not responding to everyone's wonderful comments on a timely basis. Just having major trouble with my blood pressure and health right now. But, I'm, hoping to be back on CW by Autumn. Just not really feeling up to it these days.
      Take care friend!
      Scott
    25. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      You to take care will chat with ya later. Great to hear from you.
    26. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Wishing you well here and thinking of you.
      T. :)
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      OneGoodFind,
      Thanks so very much!! I'll be back on CW in Autumn. I miss all my friends on CW and so grateful for all the wonderful comments and support.
      Scott
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you Thomas!

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