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Small Zinc Covered Trunk with Brass Lock

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I just finished the exterior of this small zinc covered trunk. The last picture shows what it looked like when I started. It is approximately 20 wide and 18 inches tall. The latches have a patent date of July 1893, there are two dates on the brass lock plate, March 1869 and April 1872. The interior tray is missing, at some point I will make a replacement tray and finish the interior. Cute size trunk that is in great shape for its age.

    Great size trunk that fits just about anywhere. I love the color of the zinc, in contrast to the hardwood slats and black trim.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Really great trunk! I love this size trunk. You did another amazing job on this one. What do you use to clean the zinc with? It looks really amazing!
    2. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      jscott0363 - Thanks. I used Trunkman's recommendation of lemon juice and fine steel wool to clean the zinc. Works great and brings out the beautiful color of the zinc. Polished the brass lock and removed the finish from the latches, I like the way they stand out now rather than blend in with the trim.
    3. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      That's beautiful and great information. Thanks for sharing it.
    4. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love
      FatBoy64, melaniej. fortapache, officialfuel and OneGoodFind
    5. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Its amazing how the zinc can be brought back to such a nice luster -- great work KathyKay -- amazing piece!
    6. KathyKay, 6 years ago
      trunkman - thank you. This trunk is one of my favorites, the size is great and I love the way the zinc looks.

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