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    Posted 4 years ago

    trunkman
    (139 items)

    Always on the lookout for something different -- and this came up last week. I have seen one similar on a post here last year but it's been removed. The side of it has those black painted ends on the slats similar to what Martin Maier does -- I know he's not the only maker that did this. This is such a Pirate Trunk - X marks the spot -- so unusual. Any additional info on this would be appreciated! (Christmas came early) Haven't had a chance to work on it so this is "as found" condition.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Wow!! Another trunk type that I haven't seen before. Truly fantastic T-man!! It really looks awesome as it sits. The hardware, the very unique design in the pressed tin and that over the top interior, I love everything about it!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2017 be filled with amazing trunk finds for you!!
      Scott
    2. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much js... such a joy to find these and to see others that are brought to light. Thanks for the best wishes for the season and all my best to you and yours, and I can hardly wait to see what you will come across in 2017 -- 2016 has been a stellar year!!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      How unique I have never seen this cross design Great Find !! Merry Christmas to you and your family .
    4. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Manikin -- Blessings over this season to you and all of your family!!
    5. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      Killer trunk!, I want to go trunk hunting with you, I like the monkey on the trunk picture, LOL.
    6. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Glad you like the pic greendog -- big smile -- ! Couldn't get him to fit in properly for some reason...
      Yah this one was in a town 6 hours away and my brother-in-law works there and just happened to be available to pick it up for me -- and you can come with any time for a now infamous "trunk run" my friend.
    7. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US298453-0.png

      Wonderful J.B. Duguid find T-man. Merry Christmas to all.
    8. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Wow Drill - how did you ever know this! Thanks so much for the link and info and all my best to you all!
    9. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 4 years ago
      These are quite unusual and hard to find, and I was about to give you the patent information of John Duguid of Toledo, OH, but I see Drill beat me to it. Wow, you have to be quick on here! HAHA Super find and I love the complete interior! Very nice embossed metal too. I have a similar Duguid X pattern trunk and mine was leather covered, but it had to be removed and the wood refinished. I've seen a couple with the X only on top, but some had the X pattern on all sides such as the one I found a few years ago. Someday I'll get some pictures of it to post also. I expect these were made from around 1884 to the early 1890's .
      Merry Christmas!
    10. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Marvin -- it is just great to get this information on these finds -- I would have had no clue where to even start -- was searching under "trunk with an "x" -- like yah that would have helped - not. Looking forward to seeing the post.
      Merry Christmas!
    11. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/2d/31/00/2d310006064498ac564d5b0ec064c628.jpg

      This is a company label for a wall trunk
      http://d5m5yim0wevx1.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/styles/square-medium/public/appraisal_images/IMG_5968.JPG?itok=NXPGPRu_

      Trunk 447 on collectors weekly
      http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/KFnME1-ZnaOpGrTHVE3iMQ.jpg
    12. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      I don't think there's anymore trunks out there, between a dozen or so of us, we've got them all. were gonna have to start trading trunks among us just to look at something different once in a while, " LOL".
    13. FatBoy64, 4 years ago
      Very cool T-man, gotta love those odd ones. Looks like it was taken care of really well too.
    14. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      T-man you should get an alarm for this one it's nice.
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US215120-0.png
    15. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Well I'm not an alarmist by nature Drill - what a completely useless patent! So fun to see it...
    16. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks fatboy- rarely see interiors in this good condition... thanks for the comment
    17. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Too funny Greendog- we are all cornering the market - maybe we will drive up the prices Ha!
    18. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
      Wow, that is a unique trunk. I won't be driving the prices up cause mine was a gimme.
    19. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 4 years ago
      Love this! You guys find such incredible trunks. I'm so glad that you share them for the rest of us. I love the inside as much as the outside. It's beautiful!
    20. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much myoldkyhome -- we are having a lot of fun with these old treasures....
    21. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lot-images.atgmedia.com/SR/36017/2877980/431-2013511135956_original.jpg

      T-man and the boys when their old and gray on a trunk run!
    22. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Love to have the whole gang of us on a trunk run - merry Christmas my good man!
    23. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/48/e4/1d/48e41deb172b89c59149a6cd4d4f9457.jpg

      Sometimes the Ladies like to go along for the ride T-man. Happy New year!
    24. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/d0/0c/86/d00c868b6c945ccc45c627325f65ac3b.jpg

      Ya see what I mean.
    25. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://38.media.tumblr.com/34661010c44b8efd3edd0d877153c96c/tumblr_n4r6oyIzQJ1tyvgpko1_1280.gif
    26. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      What a blast Drill -- too funny !!! All kinds of new possibilities now for my trunks...
      Happy New Year to you and yours....
    27. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Wish you and your 2017 is fill with, Peace, Love, Prosperity and love.
      All the best.

      Regards
      Alan
    28. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Alan... all my best to you and yours for 2017 my friend....
    29. Briarrose Briarrose, 4 years ago
      Oh wow, this is soooo gorgeous!!! You have an amazing collection!! I'm gonna be in trouble looking at all your photos, just makes me want a million more, lol! ????
    30. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks Briarrose for the enthusiastic response! It started with just a nice one like yours and then, well, I kinda got carried away... a bit... a lot...
      The amazing thing has been the discovery of so many different types and styles... still finding new ones! :)

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