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    Posted 6 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Just finished cleaning this canvas covered dome top trunk. It was a rescue trunk. It came very close to ending up in the wood pile. I hated to see it thrown away, so I took it home and gave it really good cleaning and polished it up. It was extremely dirty on the outside and probably one of the worst I've had in my possession in a while. The hardware had severe surface rust, but still cleaned up well.

    It has a striped canvas covering, which is something you don't see often. Though the stripes have severely faded away, they still seem to show up. It's still a really strong and sturdy trunk. The hardware is much plainer than some that I have, but still not bad looking.

    I was glad to see the canvas in such good condition as I was hoping to be able to salvage it, which is what I did. It's missing a leather handle, but still has one really strong leather handle intact. I found a couple of keys that work the lock. A little gun oil inside the lock and we were back in business again.

    I haven't began to tackle the interior yet. It's missing it's tray, but still has it's lid compartment and two really nice lithographs inside the lid.

    This one would be from the 1890 to 1910 period.

    Thanks for stopping by and looking!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      You cleaned that up very well no sit down and have a cocktail. Great job.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Caperkid, Thanks!!!! Can't have the cocktail for at least 8 more hours:)
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      KathyKay

      and

      Michael

      Always appreciated very much!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      fortapache, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      vetraio50, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I think it looks beautiful Scott. Your standards must be very high!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Well, thank you Karen!! I didn't do a full restoration to this on. Just a thorough cleaning and recolored the hardware. I wanted to keep the rustic appeal to this one. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always so very much appreciated!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Nicefice

      and

      SEAN

      Always very much appreciated!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      BB2, Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      AnnaB, Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      OMG, Thanks so much for the love and for taking time to stop by. Very much appreciated!!!
    12. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Great work on the restore -- worth all of that scrubbing.... (but not too hard, as I learned the hard way!!)
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Trunkman, Thanks very much!! I actually washed it and them steam cleaned the canvas. The steam worked out really well on the canvas.
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. I always appreciate your wonderful comments and love its!!
    14. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      Nice Scott, One thing that I have found with Steam and canvas is that it reactivates the original glue, so if I ever have bubbles where canvas is coming away.Steam is my first solution to try to re-adhere the bubble.It works well with reshaping bet slats ,vellum and vulcanized fibre as well.You just have to use it sparingly as to much can cause water stains on interior cloth.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Drill, Thanks!! Yes, I've found steam to be a real help on cleaning these old canvas covered trunks. My steam cleaner is small but very robust. I'm gonna strip teh old paper lining out of this one and reline it with fabric. My wife wants this one to store clothing in.
      Merry Christmas friend and may you have many wonderful trunk finds in 2016!!!!
    16. Drill Drill, 6 years ago
      You too Scott, will post a nice find I traveled for soon.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      AzTom

      farmlady

      and

      leighannm

      And thanks too for stopping by and admiring my trunk. Very much appreciated!!!

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

      egreeley 1976

      and

      Antique Toys

      Much appreciated!! Happy Holidays to you both!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Agram.m,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Kerry,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Daddy_Nobucks,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by. Glad you like the trunk. Very much appreciated!!!
      Scott

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