Posted 3 years ago
Picked up this very descent & relatively clean example of a John B. Duguid Steamer Trunk Format, Wall Trunk. It measures 40 L x 21 D x 13 H. The interior is complete with tray as are the ribbons on the inside lid. It has the John B. Duguid Company name plate on top and corresponding labels on the inside. Both original handles are present. Someone altered the lock and it will need to be replaced. The bottom I thought was patched from the photo you see, but once in hand it is just a mild rust mark from sitting on what looks to have been a brick or something. The white edging is is vulcanized material. Also has the company initials marked on the snap button on the tray lid tie down leather portion. Back hinges patent dated 1891 but judging by the latches probably 1900 +.. I am not sure when the stamp steel latches verses the Die-cast latches came into play, so if anyone can provide an answer to this question that would be very much appreciated.