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    Posted 7 years ago

    mnemosyne
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    I just got this at a yard sale--the elderly lady said her husband's grandfather brought it from Switzerland. It's been recovered on the interior at least once--a sailor girl with cat emblem is on the interior lid. Outiside seems to be metal design overlay--any information appreciated!

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    1. greendog greendog, 7 years ago
      Hi mnemosyne, fancy tin covered flat top, from around early 1900's , cross slat design, has top slats running front to back, along with slats running end to end, patented by C A Taylor in 1880. very nice color on the tin. greendog
    2. mnemosyne, 7 years ago
      Thanks greendog!
    3. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      https://books.google.com/books?id=jU6HCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA564&lpg=PA564&dq=hinge+lock+trunk+patents&source=bl&ots=l7oFzqLMhr&sig=IdrUJJ2bbW7r3kq7Lnw2fvB4d9A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq0YydhY_UAhVB1RQKHaPNCAQQ6AEITjAP#v=onepage&q=hinge%20lock%20trunk%20patents&f=false
    4. mnemosyne, 7 years ago
      ooh, great Drill, that might be it!

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