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    Posted 4 years ago

    rbc1170
    (2 items)

    First off...let me say that I did not paint this beautiful trunk Carolina Blue. I love the Tarheels but would not have ever painted this beautiful piece. I am hoping someone could give information about this trunk. It is VERY heavy and the bottom is covered in metal. The handles are substantial and I love all of the metal work on it. What would it have been used for? Would anyone know how old it might be?It is 39.5 long, 17.5 wide and 14 inches high.

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    1. rdhoush, 4 years ago
      Hey......very cool......I cant tell you exactly what it was used for ...however.....I know someone who might be able to date it and give an educated guess on its use.......google...This Old Trunk.....Marvin is the most knowlegable person I know regarding trunk ID and history.....send him your pics....he will always get back to you.....let me know what you find out....It is really cool....Randall
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Looks like an old iron bound shipwright's trunk.
    3. nannah nannah, 4 years ago
      Marvin at This Old Trunk has been my go to guru for years ! He's awesome !
    4. rbc1170 rbc1170, 4 years ago
      Thanks all for the info! I will get with Marvin and let you know what he says!
    5. rbc1170 rbc1170, 4 years ago
      Marvin did get back to me and says in his opinion it was made by a trademan between the 1890's to 1930's. He also says, "I've seen many types of these chests and some very similar ones over the years. Many of them were made as tool chests and some were made for hauling or storing specific types of equipment or items used by a tradesman, i.e. carpenter, plumber, welder, etc., etc. I've seen quite a few old chest and some travel trunks that had metal bottoms. I've seen a wide variety of heavy duty iron handles on chests, but not exactly like these."

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