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    Posted 4 years ago

    MichaelAlb…
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    Now I am restoring one and I am having issue trying to find the corner pieces. Anyone have any ideas of how or where to find them?

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    1. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      OK I'am a little confused Michael, are you looking for the stamped metal corners on this trunk that you posted, or are you looking for the cast metal corners on the other trunk that you commented on, and said has the same corners as two other trunks you have but you are missing two?
    2. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      I thought they were the same but it is these stamped ones that I am looking for. Any hints are greatly appreciated!
    3. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      OK, I have seen this style of slat clamp, but not very often, I'am not saying they don't but I have not seen reproductions of this style. You may have a hard time finding the same ones, but you never know someone on this site may have some. I check Ebay often and have not seen any that look like these. If you don't have any luck finding any, you could always move two from the back to the front, and put two different ones on the back, or just replace them all if you want them to match. greendog
    4. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      I'm a matching kind of guy and as long as I have this thing taken apart (finished that part last night) I may as well replace them all. I will hold off on that until I get a few responses here. I haven't found anywhere else to ask yet and I am new to this type of restoration so...
    5. greendog greendog, 4 years ago
      Yeah, kind of the same way myself, there are several web sites that you can order from, type in, antique trunk parts, you will find something you'll like. One thing I've found out refinishing trunks, that no matter how much of a perfectionist I am , sometimes with trunks, you have to except the fact that it is what it is. greendog
    6. bjb5859 bjb5859, 4 years ago
      How many slat clamps are you looking for?
    7. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      bjb5859 - I only need 2 of these clamps but if I can't match them I will be replacing all 18. I like things to match. Call me crazy. ;-)
    8. bjb5859 bjb5859, 4 years ago
      I'll look tomorrow and let you know
    9. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      Thank you! You may be an angel sent to save my restoration!
    10. bjb5859 bjb5859, 4 years ago
      Mike,send me your email address to brownb13@frontiernet .net I have some photos
    11. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      In your inbox. If you don't get it my email is already out in the world, michael@michaelalbany.com
    12. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD16879-0.png

      This is the handle patent.
    13. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      Wow. That is a lot older than I thought. I was guessing 1910s. How did you find that? I don't even know what to google!
    14. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png
      This is the latch patent . which many lock manufacturers used with multiple types of locks, as is evident by this next image.
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US399083-0.png.
      Although your lock is a bit different it is from the same time period.
      I will search through the 1400 trunk patents that I have bookmarked for the exact
      lock, and your other hardware I might be able to find it.
    15. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US498472-0.png
      Sorry! I made a slight mistake on the above post (posted the wrong image). Here is the proper latch patent. The second image in the above post is your hasp, only with a bit different lock. The first image above is a slightly older and different style hasp,yet quite similar and quite common.Hope this clarifies a bit. Incidently I have seen this slat hardware used by several manufactures, Schmidt Bros ,Crouch & Fitzgerald,F.W. Gromm to name a few. That is not to say that they made your trunk,for without a label it is virtually impossible to say who made it.Although hardware can get us close to knowing (Some manufacturers did not let others use their patents) .I am curious if G. Crouch might have made the side handles since he has multiple patents for those as well as the lid lifter that you have, But without a picture one can only speculate.

    16. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      Drill, This link is to samples of the hardware. These are the parts I have removed so i could replace what is under them.
      http://www.michaelalbany.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/hardware.jpg
      The side handles (the leather was gone) are front left.
    17. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US302999-0.png
      Here is the closest handle patent for that particular holder that I can find.
      Unfortunately the patent is only for the handle and not the holder. I'll
      look some more.
    18. MichaelAlbany MichaelAlbany, 4 years ago
      Not the same handles either. The holders have more of a wedge rather than a post to hold the leather in a bowed fashion where as the post type like this allow the leather handle to be pressed flat against the trunk. The ones I have don't do that, they remain semi bowed.

      Thanks though! These patents are very interesting, especially because my grandfather was a patent lawyer. I used to see stuff like this laying around the house all the time.

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