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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello CW friends!!

    Just finished cleaning this one. The closest we can come to dating this one is the early to mid 1800's. It's patent leather covered and has many Jenny Lind style brass buttons. It also has hand made wrought iron handles, which I really love. This one still has it's original key and the lock operates beautifully! Based on the lock and trunk design, I'm pretty sure that this trunk is European made, and more than likely English made.

    I cleaned a tremendous amount of dirt off this one (thank goodness for Magic Eraser Pads). Polished the brass, gave it a good application of mink oil and a good buffing. That was all this one needed. Well made trunks, like this one, always seem to hold up well.

    Part of the leather dust band has crumbled away, but the remainder of the trunk is in pretty nice overall condition. There are two travel decals still intact. One from The Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan and the other from Hotel Grand Central London. The decals, especially the one from Taiwan, tell me that this trunk was still being traveled with into the 1950's and well traveled at that.

    Check out the Lillian Grubb photo inside the lid. It says "Compliments of George A. Hatch Apothecary, Laconia, N.H.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      I also use the "magic eraser" pads to clean up leather knife sheaths. Works like magic! LOL. [;>)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      I use those Magic Erasers all the time. They're a staple in my shop. Thanks friend for the comment, the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      There is something I do not recall seeing before. Looks sharp.
    4. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Nice save Scott!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      It' a beauty Scott, thanks to your TLC. I bet it will come in handy for storing some of your collection. :)
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache,
      Thanks! I actually have two other patent leather trunks in my collection.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks very much! Got this one pretty cheap, but it turned out nicely.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks friend! I feel certain that it'll be put to good use.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by everyone

      NevadaBlades

      Michael

      BB2

      Pops

      fortapache

      Judy

      and

      Mike

      All very much appreciated!!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Scott, what a great work on this superb trunk!
      Even if it traveled all-around the world it is still magnificent :-)
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks, but I really didn't have to do much of anything here but give it a good cleaning. Mother nature preserved this well made trunk for us. Thanks for the lovely comment, the love and for stopping in. Always truly appreciated!!!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      Karen

      fleafinder

      and

      Drill

      I do appreciate you all very much!!
    13. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      A fabulous find JS -- in such pristine condition for its age -- do you use magic eraser on the leather?? I would think 1820's to 40's... such a high quality lock mechanism -- and I would think perhaps made in England as a guess. Triple bonus points for the key....
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks very much!! I too placed the lock as English made. They key is even beautifully made. I only use the Magic Erasers on leather when it's a heavy leather. They do work like magic:)
      Thanks very much for the info, the wonderful comment and the appreciation. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for the loves and for stopping by

      Thomas

      myoldkyhome

      ravage60

      and

      Roy

      Very greatly appreciated!!!!
    16. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      http://laconia.pastperfect-online.com/38044cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=89F6D41B-989A-4F43-AE3C-574206872151&type=101
      http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-antique-laudanum-poison-469512506
    17. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      https://www.periodpaper.com/products/1923-ad-hotel-grand-central-london-west-end-shopping-original-advertising-092978-trv1-277
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you so very much for the wonderful information. I love it! I had seen the apothecary bottle before, but I could find nothing on the Hotel Great Central London. So, thank you so much for all of the great information. Thanks for the love and for stopping by as well. Always very truly appreciated!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      oroyoroyisthatyourhoese,
      Thank you very much!! Glad you you like it. Thanks for the love and for stopping by as well. Very much appreciated!!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by

      vetraio

      and

      vintagelamp

      Very greatly appreciated!!!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      buckethead,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      greendog,
      Thanks so much for the appreciation and for stopping by.
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks NevadaBlades for the appreciation and for stopping in. I do appreciate it very much!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for taking time to stop in

      OneGoodFind

      and

      Rick

      Many thanks to you both!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      FatBoy,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!

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