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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (479 items)

    Hello again CW friends!!

    Here is the interior of the Crouch & Fitzgerald of New York ladies' hat trunk that I just posted. It is nearly 100% complete with the exception of one missing hat pin cushion.

    As you'll see, it has removable hat pin cushion panels (which I thought was truly unique), should you have decided to travel without hats, and Crouch & Fitzgerald even provided a hat pin, tied to red ribbons, for each individual pin cushion. Now, that was a classy touch by Crouch & Fitzgerald.

    I usually don't find these with complete interiors and was simply thrilled to find this one nearly complete.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      interesting!never seen one like this before!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thanks for the comment and the love! Though hat trunks were quite common back in the day, this was a bit different from the other hat trunks. Some folks refer to these as "Half" trunks. Thanks again and thank you for stopping by. Always truly appreciated!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by. Always so very much appreciated!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thanks so much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always so very much appreciated!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Alan,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always great to see you drop by.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping in

      Roy

      and

      Pops

      Always a great pleasure to see you guys drop by!
    8. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      couldn't ask for any better!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks very much for the kind comment!! Thanks also for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by.
      Always greatly appreciated!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping by

      vetraio50

      and

      AmatoorPikr

      All very much appreciated!!!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      valentino97

      Rob

      and

      fortapache

      Always very sincerely appreciated!!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Such a great box Scott. The outside is great but the inside - wow! You must have been happy to find this one.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen,
      Thank you so very much!! I was totally surprised to find this one in such pristine condition. I've only had that happen on 2 other occasions throughout my trunk collecting years. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, the love and for taking time to stop by. Always a true pleasure to have you drop by.
    14. Drill Drill, 5 years ago

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Waterman_pen.jpg

      Hi Scott, Here is a photo of C&F storefront (bottom right corner)
      and a website that I found that has some info.Love the trunk it's in terrific
      shape.

      https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/cropped-header-logo_21.png
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      Thanks friend!!! Those are some really cool photo links! This trunk is probably the best built trunk that I own. While cleaning this one up, I was just in total amazement at how well this one was made.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping in! Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    17. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/trunk.png?w=519
      Sorry the site didn't post the first time. hope it does now.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow Drill! That's some really fancy hardware! Thanks for the link!!!
    19. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Sorry Scott it is not posting the site link,which contains famous owner of C&F products,patents etc.
      https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/0005_001.jpg

      https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/manufacturers_2.png?w=737

      You will have to settle for a picture of the workers and a C&F Horse drawn wagon
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Very cool!! How about those striped C&F aprons they're all wearing? That crew built some incredible trunks in the day. Thanks for the cool links!!!
    21. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Your welcome yes they did, I have a good number of C&F patents bookmarked I'll
      see if I can find the interior hat trunk one.
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I'd love to see one that shows these removable panels with the hat pin cushions attached. I've not been able to find anything related to those. Thanks again Drill!!
    23. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/hat-holder-for-trunks.png?w=534

      Not the exact one I'll keep looking.
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Yeah, I've seen that one and it was about the only one I was able to locate.
    25. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US503949-0.png

      still not it.
    26. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US848889-0.png

      Maybe the patent is in the packing case. it has slide outs.
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      I looked for a patent and was unable to find one on this one. These are very cool patent links though!
    28. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US388638-0.png

      Here is the handle patent
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Very cool! So, the end caps are attached with a single rivet. I thought about replacing the missing handles and decided, after some deep thought, that I'd leave it just the way it is.
    30. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Some thoughts, I would give it a try, the back penetration of the rivet would be hidden by the hat holder panels,maybe a 1/8 inch or smaller pilot drill bit to remove the rivet head on the handle cover. I might even consider a small screw(Cheating) in place of the rivet and and the Dremel grinder(Carefully grinding) to disguise the the fact, that it is a screw.I suggest this technique only when the wood around the existing rivet can not support the new handle.
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I've actually considered that Drill. I have some screw post in my shop, in an assortment of lengths. I may give those a try. Here's an example of what I have in my shop. I have these in steel and brass plated steel. I just used some metal discoloring solution to take off the shine when complete.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/381613892441?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      fabulous !!! wow love it!!
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thank you for the fabulous comment!! Glad you like it. Thanks also for the appreciated and for stopping by. Very sincerely appreciated!!!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations and for stopping by

      bjb5859

      shareurpassion

      Kurt

      and

      Trey

      All very much appreciated!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by. Always a true pleasure to have you drop by!!
    36. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Recordmantime,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very greatly appreciated!!!
    37. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very greatly appreciated!!!
    38. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Wow! And Drill's links are amazing!
      Great trunk and post :-)
    39. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so much! Yes Drill knows his trunks and is always extremely helpful. Thanks for the nice comment and the love. Always truly appreciated!!
    40. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      That is a sweet comment kyratango ,I just like to play, and show others things that I find.
    41. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      I'm very glad you do like to play. You've helped me more times than I ever dreamed of and I'm truly thankful for all your help! Just keep finding and supplying us with all that wonderful information!!
    42. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US573789-0.png
      Not C&F but these patents may apply somewhat to your interior.
    43. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US573789-1.png
      Another one!
    44. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Drill,
      They do look to be pretty close to what's in the interior of this C&F. Thanks friend!!
    45. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      SEAN
      Kyra
      Drill
      FatBoy64
      Gary
      and
      Jenni
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by!!!

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