Posted 27 days ago
Maybe I bit off more than I can chew on this one- kind of tough condition. But the original newspaper in the bottom sucked me in. From that and a last name on the side I was able to find out who the original owner was. Mary Parker Whitcraft 1850-1939. She lived in Anaconda, Montana in 1910- the newspaper is from there on that date.
Any opinions on if the leather is too far gone to try and restore? The front lath is pretty beat up also. I love the hardware- no clues as to the trunk maker. The lock is Corbin Cabinet Company- "New Monitor" Pat. Oct '83. No key- anyone know what would fit? I already got a replacement Taylor side latch for the one missing from HMS-
Wish me luck; give me advice- any or all of the above.