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    Posted 2 months ago

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    I acquired this trunk from friends who purchased a house and it was left behind. I can't find any logos or names to identify it. It is all leather with leather corners and handles. Can anyone help me with this?

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    1. Aly, 2 months ago
      I have something similar to this, and have dated it around 1945, however yours looks much older but the sticker Tourist Class Cunard Line would have been around about the same time as mine.

    2. Instagramgoldrush_chef, 2 months ago
      It does say tourist on it and travel year was 1963 coming from Soton port England UK. Any idea what the HCW stands for? It looks like it's branded on both ends. I'm wanting to make it into a coffee table but don't want to ruin it if it's worth saving.
    3. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      H .C .W. is probably the person that owned it, initials.
    4. Findings, 2 months ago
      Health Care Worker ...travel truck ...?
    5. hmsantiquetrunks.com hmsantiquetrunks.com, 2 months ago
      Yes, the initials on the ends are the owners initials. The trunk is a leather covered Steamer trunk (also called a Cabin trunk). It was made in Great Britain probably early to mid 1900's.
    6. Findings, 2 months ago
      Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk for exposure to serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. ... Healthcare workers include physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, dental professionals and students, medical and nursing students, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, hospital volunteers, and administrative staf
    7. Drill Drill, 2 months ago
      One of the many makers and a larger manufacturer in London , that produced this style of (cabin) trunk was John Pound. His advertising does provide a glimpse into what was being produced in the industry in Great Britain during that time period. I also agree that the owners initials were the most common for lettering on a trunk. Below are links to some images that may shed light.
      Some of the hardware in the advertising is quite similar. This of course does not mean that it was made by him, for without a label it is hard to be definitive.

      https://previews.agefotostock.com/previewimage/medibigoff/a3ef15c9e875262090d1a869dee877ee/mev-10138736.jpg

      https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/392261580278_/John-Pound-Co-Dressing-CasesTrunks-etc-Original.jpg

      https://c8.alamy.com/comp/D86E58/advert-for-john-pound-co-dressing-case-1914-D86E58.jpg

      https://www.google.com/search?rls=en&sxsrf=ACYBGNR2LOSFRBJDZTR-pRxgx_d-BokNUg:1577755650424&q=john+pound+trunk+images&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=safari&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEwNfo3d7mAhVRvFkKHRUjCgMQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1280&bih=634#imgrc=_

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