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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Hi Folks
    Here's a Martin Maier with very rare latches.
    I don't keep a lot of trunks but this one is
    definitely a keeper!!
    Many Thanks to Jim on this one.
    Thanks for looking

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    1. Im4anythingOld, 2 years ago
      Stunning piece bjb5859!! Excellent job as well and as usual !!
    2. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Nice Job as usual Ben, Yeah I'd be willing to bet you'll never find another one like it.
    3. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      It's a really wonderful trunk Ben. Those latches are awesome. I knew Martin Maier had a patent for front latches as well as the rear hinge.If I waited long enough eventually I would see some form of his patents intentions. Thanks for the post!
    4. bjb5859 bjb5859, 2 years ago
      Your Welcome Drill,and thanks for the link
    5. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      I do find it ironic that Martin used (1885 F.W. Beckwith patented) hinges on a trunk with his own patented latches and all his hardware.

      I was surprised not to see his own patented hinges used.
      Although I have seen it used on a few of his trunks in the past.
      Maybe at some time he stopped having it produced?Not sure!
    6. Mike78, 2 years ago
      Beautiful job.
    7. bjb5859 bjb5859, 2 years ago
      Thanks Mike78
    8. Im4anythingOld, 2 years ago
      Simply Stunning Ben and another excellent piece of workmanship on your part!!
      Always a thrill to see your posts!
    9. bjb5859 bjb5859, 2 years ago
      Thank you Im4anythingOld
    10. Im4anythingOld, 2 years ago
      To funny I didn't notice I already commented on your trunk. I knew it had been a while since I was on, and behind in viewing and thought I missed it. So you can have the second comment as well, I will make a new one when you post
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      You have done it again - most elegant!
    12. bjb5859 bjb5859, 2 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan
    13. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Whats the deal with the slat ends covered in metal and some painted? Which do you think came first, any thoughts?
    14. bjb5859 bjb5859, 1 year ago
      Don't really know,maybe the higher end trunks
      were wrapped in metal and the cheaper ones weren't.
      Personally I like them wrapped in metal.
    15. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks Ben for the thoughts. Makes sense from what I see on my own couple of MM.

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