Posted 10 months ago
I found this trunk in an attic of an old house in Hamtramck Michigan. The trunk itself is still on solid condition aside from the leather straps and handles that are dried out and have or are starting to crumble. The exterior of the trunk appears to have some sort of thin metal or tin lining on the entire trunk.
On the center lock I found "USA EXCELSION STAMFORD CONN" stamped into the metal. I also found "No. 660" on a sticker on the side of the trunk. The interior of the trunk appeared to have an old wallpaper or something put on the liner, I cannot tell if it was original or put on by somebody. Not sure if this would help put I did find a Polish newspaper inside from Sept 16 1927.
I really would love to have this trunk cleaned and possibly restored, however I don't want to "ruin" an extremely old and awesome trunk. I would love to put this as a piece in my home and be able to share the history or story of it!. Please help! If you know anything about this or can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated!