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EJW-54's loves727 of 8905The record disc Corp -dated 1943 Blues Skies signed Willie Frank N. Stein 1940-1960
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    Posted 1 year ago

    bjb5859
    (26 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Stunning piece bjb5859!! Excellent job as well and as usual !!
    2. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Nice Job as usual Ben, Yeah I'd be willing to bet you'll never find another one like it.
    3. Drill Drill, 1 year 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!

      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US214933-0.png
    4. bjb5859 bjb5859, 1 year ago
      Your Welcome Drill,and thanks for the link
    5. Drill Drill, 1 year 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.

      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US322239-0.png

      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!

      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US214932-0.png
    6. Mike78, 12 months ago
      Beautiful job.
    7. bjb5859 bjb5859, 12 months ago
      Thanks Mike78
    8. Im4anythingOld, 12 months ago
      Simply Stunning Ben and another excellent piece of workmanship on your part!!
      Always a thrill to see your posts!
    9. bjb5859 bjb5859, 12 months ago
      Thank you Im4anythingOld
    10. Im4anythingOld, 12 months 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 again..lol
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 11 months ago
      You have done it again - most elegant!
    12. bjb5859 bjb5859, 11 months ago
      Thank you Elisabethan
    13. Im4anythingOld, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
      Thanks Ben for the thoughts. Makes sense from what I see on my own couple of MM.

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