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    Posted 3 years ago

    trunkman
    (137 items)

    Nice example of an older flat top. I put rare in the title because I do not come across many flat tops of this era. Happy to hear what other collectors have discovered.... to me it seems they made way more dome and barrel top trunks in the 80's -90's. This one has gorgeous tin work and hundreds of tacks - the back is done in the same manner as the front. This one goes to my future daughter-in-law....
    (completely rusted over when I purchased it --decided not to paint but rather took off the rust with drill bit put on rust inhibitor and then gun oiled) Patent date on slat clamps read oct 77 - Taylor parts?

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    Comments

    1. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 3 years ago
      My gosh, how long of a process was that rust removal?
    2. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Hi eye... not too long really... about 45 mins. a side.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Took me longer to drive to pick it up than it did to refinish .. HA!
    4. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 3 years ago
      Another beauty! I like that you didn't paint it. It kind of looks like a monitor top. Love it!
    5. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much mkh... yes I thought monitor too but certainly a-typical.
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I'm glad you didn't paint it but left it with its original look Trunkman. It's an antique and looks it : )
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      What a beauty!! Not only is the trunk itself incredible, but the hardware and designs are wonderful!! I've never seen one of these in person, only photos.
    8. Drill Drill, 3 years ago
      Nice find T-man it's got a cool look.

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