Posted 5 years ago
Hello! I am in possession of a 1920s trunk which has a manufacturer's tag "Nick Forti Trunk Works" per attached photos.
Here's where I'm hoping you (collectively) can help. I've found reference for Forti Bros Trunk Works in Chicago at the address on the label, and I've found reference to a Nick Forti, Chicago Outfit, found dead/murdered in Detroit in the early 1920s. I can connect the dots in my mind, but I need something a bit more concrete to go on in order to say for sure there is a "mob" connection to this trunk (aside from obvious humor), or to compare to other Nick/Forti Bros. trunks.
I can't find an image or reference to the trunks or makers other than an old phone book, yet here the trunk sits.