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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Any idea on who wAs maker? Needing a key. Patent on lock is July 8, 1884. Has number 40 on it and 4040 on back. Any ideas?

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    1. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Wondering if F.W. Mix held the lock patent.
      Wonderful round top /Monitor top trunk.(This style of trunk is my favorite as I still own 3 of them.)
      Pictures of the sides or the back could reveal hardware that possibly could
      give a hint at the maker.
    2. Russ123, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loves. Drill, the lock looks the same, thanks for info, I will research it. I decided to refinish this trunk and use it. Then give it to my nephew (3 year old) someday. It came from his grandfathers family. I used tung oil on the wood as it will help prevent future cracks. It had canvas on it previously but was getting bad. I put tung oil on the inside but plan to line with cedar. Tung oil does harden. I made pistol grips and used t oil also. Thanks for info.
    3. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      found a better patent for just the lock .Much luck
    4. Drill Drill, 4 years ago

      Some original advertising
    5. Russ123, 4 years ago
      I enjoyed looking through that 1897 catalog..the trunk looks similar, but has 4 slats, mine has 5. But trim looks similar. The relatives have a few sheds out back, I looked through lots of boxes for the key. Found other keys but not the correct one. I bolted the latch back on the trunk, the old nails are gone. Thanks Drill for info.
    6. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      This trunk shop may be able to help with a key.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Great looking old trunk! I get all of my trunk keys from a gentleman named George, on eBay. Even though he doesn't have it listed on eBay, he most always comes thru for me. Here's his link.

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