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Trunks1028 of 2551Early 1900 Sole Leather Trunk Part One Cedar/Hope Chest  Sample
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Needs alot of clean up, but I am pleased with this trunk I picked up at a local benefit. It still has two of the original 4 wheels on the bottom. As you can see, it is missing a few pieces. I don't know much about antique trunks but, from what I have read, this may be a Jenny Lind six buckle antique trunk. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    1. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      Absolutely, you have a 6 band brass bound Jenny Lind(kind of rare) trunk from around 1860's. Looks like a few leather issues in some areas, I would clean her up with Murphys oil soap and soft brush and see how it looks,use a good leather conditioner after it is dry, I have two Jenny's one with leather on and one with leather off. they weren't made for very long about 20 to 25 years or so late 1840's to mid, late 1860's, I love Jenny Lind's hard to find in good condition, good luck with her.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Beautiful find -- if possible you have room for one more pic... love to see a close up of the lock, always of interest. These transform beautifully when restored --- would love to see some "after" shots...
    3. Epona1, 5 years ago
      greendog and trunkman-Thank you for the information and feedback
    4. Drill Drill, 5 years ago

      Here is a patent for this style of trunk.

    5. Epona1, 5 years ago
      I added a picture of the lock, part of it appears to be missing.
    6. Epona1, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Drill
    7. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Great looking lock -- first time I have seen one like it... does any part move on it or slide over to show a key hole? Doesn't seem to be anything missing on it as far as I can tell.
    8. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      I have this same lock, if you push up on the left hand side of that cross bar toward the top it will expose the key hole.
    9. FatBoy64, 5 years ago
      Very nice, I'd love to see more pics after you clean it up a bit.

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