Posted 4 years ago
Stencil sprayed(?) on the trunk is G. Vanderwest, then something I cannot quite make out (F. ? LTtd? F. A.?), and then U. S. Army. Also, what I think is 2 guns?
Made by Totty Trunk & Bag Co., Inc. of Petersburg, V.A. Government Contractors. Metal sliders on bottom.
Lock by Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. of New Britain, Connecticut.
Lock is also locked, and something small (key?) is inside the trunk.
Help opening it? (The screwdrivers were for opening a bell box, not the trunk).
I'm hoping to know more on Mr. Vanderwest and when this trunk is from?
The wood is cracking a bit. What do I treat it with to nourish it, not damaging the paint? Also, to remove splattered paint-- what do I use? There's some ugly green on the corner.
Thank you for any help you can give.