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    Posted 2 years ago

    greendog
    (49 items)

    Hey everyone, got this one on E bay auction last weekend, had to pay up for it but it's a very nice trunk. Both the wood and metal are in very good condition, especially the wood, basically all I did was a good cleaning with Murphy's oil soap, some light sanding and a hand rubbed poly finish, the color of the wood slats are exactly what was under all the dirt and grime, no stain was added. Not sure if I'am going to paint the metal black or not, kinda like the look of the natural metal, no tray, have stripped and cleaned the old paper out and will start on the inside soon. The trunk is 34 inches long, 21 inches deep and about 27 inches at the hump, the trunk doesn't have the traditional Maier rear hinges but rather I believe Beckwith hinges, but I have been reassured that it was made by Martin Maier

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      It's quite a beauty greendog!!
    2. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      Wonderful M.Maier trunk greendog, love the dark stain on the ends of the flat slats
      where the slat clamps are located. Have seen this detail on other trunks of this type with his signature hardware.
      Yes, F.W. Beckwith hinge 1885 https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US322239-0.png
      I pretty sure Eagle made this style lock in 1892 using F.W. Mix Patents.
      I did see this one online and considered bidding, glad to see it found a good
      home.

    3. SpizyChicken SpizyChicken, 2 years ago
      What a nice piece! I love old trunks, wish I had one.
    4. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Thanks Drill, what made it nice for me is that it was only an hour from my house, no shipping cost.
    5. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      What a beauty!!! Cleaned up rather well.... stunning really. Great addition to the fold...
    6. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      https://books.google.com/books?id=CL_hAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA196&lpg=PA196&dq=Martin+Maier+Trunk+building&source=bl&ots=8SQTI3nzp5&sig=DseP_pBgH1YZli0oNodkYFzq0Xs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vDsoVZC-FdSmyASkjYC4CA&ved=0CFsQ6AEwDA#v=onepage&q=Martin%20Maier%20Trunk%20building&f=false
    7. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      https://books.google.com/books?id=Fkh5AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=Martin+Maier+Trunk+building&source=bl&ots=BuwKF1ZtNE&sig=w7AdXL1Ium-lqovQtRoD71-oFdc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tz4oVb3hNMGlyATnwoDQDg&ved=0CCAQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Martin%20Maier%20Trunk%20building&f=false

      Just a little info.
    8. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Hey, I just want thank everyone for stopping by, thanks for the loves and thanks to Scotty, Drill and trunkman, it means a lot, greendog.
    9. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 2 years ago
      Great job cleaning it up, it's a beauty. Glad that someone who loves old trunks like you got this one. Yes, I agree it's a Martin Maier trunk.
    10. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 2 years ago
      This is a real beauty!
    11. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Thanks to all.
    12. feller55, 1 year ago
      That is so cooooool!
    13. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_fejVrBP2VzU_1200x900.jpg
      An image of a label I came across.
    14. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Hey Drill, that's off of a Martin Maier flat top in Dundee Michigan, wouldn't mind getting it, but they want way to much for it, greendog
    15. flashlarue, 1 year ago
      Wow!!! Totally beautiful and I don't usually like trunks.
    16. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Thanks to all, this is one of my favorite trunks in my collection, someday I'll get around to finishing the inside and post it, greendog.

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