Posted 2 years ago
This week I'd like to share the second trunk I was able to acquire. This is a beautiful oak slat Clinton wall trunk, manufactured in Clinton Massachusetts. These hinges (Patented Valentines day 1890!) allow this trunk to be placed directly against the wall and still be opened. They are really pretty amazing! I have included a photo of an earlier version of these hinges with no clear date of patent. I think we can assume they were from the later 1880's. I wish I could include a video of how the lid moves when this trunk is opened. It is missing the tray and the key (which was pretty easily remedied with a little help from Jim Cardoza). Its a cool trunk & I'm happy to add it to my growing collection. In my research I came across this article about the company which I found to be pretty cool. https://www.telegram.com/article/20140228/coulter01/302289672
Thanks for looking!