Posted 5 years ago
I just picked this up a few days ago and I've been unable to locate another like it! It appears to be covered in leather and it has cast iron handles but it also had buckles for leather straps to secure it while closed. It has a faint print on the front that says "upright patent SE?????1866". There is also a label on the side and I was able to make out "Rich's Brk & NY express baggage" but was unsuccessful in locating any background information on it! It opens halfway down the trunk and there is a compartment that can be closed on the top and two drawers under that (along with a letter holder) and the remainder of the section is basic trunk storage. It also appears that the studs are brass but I am no expert on metals. Lastly there are 4 metal wheels on the bottom! Any information would be appreciated I am thoroughly curious!