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    Posted 5 years ago

    DooleyInCo…
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    Schmit Bros Trunk Co from Oshkosh, WI.

    Received from my husband's sister and, though it has plenty of wear and tear, the artwork still retains a beautiful vibrancy. It was filled with a huge stack of postcards sent to an ancestor between 1908-1918.

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    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      That trunk has a great interior. Do not see one that nice very often.
    2. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      Alligator tin , my favorite, inside is assume!
    3. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      Awesome not assume dummy, LOL!!
    4. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US313096-0.png

      Here is the patent for the caster that the interior label refers too.
      Here is an early label and a bill head for the company and an image of the location where it was made:

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gXWpcxXnims/TYjE3LEvtNI/AAAAAAAACDI/cKmV38FFYjo/s1600/EagleTrunkFactLblFrmEM.jpg

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D4C7WyH-6is/TYjEeHpaRiI/AAAAAAAACDA/a0BTaW0yI3M/s1600/schmit1.jpg


      http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004images/049/P2008.39.01.jpg

      It is a wonderful example thanks for the post.
    5. DooleyInColorado, 5 years ago
      Thank you for everyone's comments and additional background on this piece!
    6. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Really nice.
    7. jusluvanantik jusluvanantik, 5 years ago
      So glad for all your posts on this item- with special thanks to you, DooleyInColorado, for original submission, and to Drill, also for the terrific background info! I have one of this company's trunks, recently acquired, and had been longing for more info about it. My similar item is retouched (by me), the Schmit folk did beautifully colored work on some items (like mine), so I copied from the minuscule flecks remaining amid the rust, in an effort to revive the earlier glory. Like it and plan to post pics in upcoming collection - will be happy to get all your "likes" and "dislikes."
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      What an amazing trunk! And that interior is out of this world!!
    9. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US149888-0.png

      A patent for a similar style of trunk interior by this manufacturer.

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