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    Posted 2 years ago

    Carlie
    (21 items)

    This old trunk was found by my father-in-law many years ago. He was working in the country in Mississippi and came upon an old abandoned house. We have no idea when it was made or what it was used for. There's a piece of wood inside that has a slightly worn stamped circle with "...Hirschhorn & Co" with the number 100 in the center. There are no other markings, except on the lock, which is illegible.

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    Comments

    1. Carlie Carlie, 2 years ago
      If anyone has any information about this trunk, I'd love to know about it.
    2. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      I've had a couple trunks much like this one, same round tin hardware, probably from late 1860's to early 1870's and I will bet it was a paper covered trunk, this is a small overnight or packing trunk, the ones I've had, had wood handles on them, hope this help's greendog.
    3. Carlie Carlie, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Greendog! The handles are made of leather and are in rough shape, but still on the ends. I appreciate the comment!!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      This could be quite a bit older, but better and more photos are needed of the underside, the inside, closeups of the lock etc...
    5. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      Agreed , better pictures would help .Having said that there is a Patent stamp on the latch that could be a better indicator. I am in agreement with Greendog as to the time period, (possibly a decade older but not much more )based on the hardware(buttons) and photo presented.The early American locks patents were predominantly made by only a few manufacturers at this time period.Earlier lock patents and production was predominantly in England. Here are a couple Examples that get us closer : Liebreich, Hillebrand ,Gaylord and a few others.
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USRE4205-0.png
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US66483-0.png
      Hope this helps.
    6. Carlie Carlie, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much!! I've taken many more pictures and a close-up of the lock. The patent on it, as much as I can tell, appears to be PAT - NOV with the number 3 and two other numbers on the other side of the nail. Not as legible. I'm adding more pictures of this trunk and another one that I have.
    7. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      The patent date is Nov 30, 69, 1869 the trunk is no older than 1869, greendog.
    8. Carlie Carlie, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Greendog!!!

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