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1880's J.C. Gillmore New York : Steel Bound Roll top Trunk

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BigD338's loves49 of 87Restored Antique Martin Maier Alligator Tin TrunkLate 1890's - 1910 (+-) Martin Maier :  Steel Bound Roll top Trunk
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Im4anythin…
    (91 items)

    Picked up this 1880's quality Steel Bound Roll top Trunk last week. Made by J.C. Gillmore of New York it measures in at 30L x 18D x 19T . It doesn't have all the typical bells and whistle hardware I like, but it is a very well made early trunk example, with maker providence. Has a little different nail work on the metal banding which I think contributes to a more of a strong box look, also large #4 latches, remnants of the leather handle holders which you don't see very often and a descent lock which has the eagle and wreath logo, which you can't see but its there. With the pickings slim for the more elaborate ones, this trunk was 25 bucks & 20 minutes from home so who could say no to that, especially the easy on the pocket book part..lol

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    1. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/3d/b8/45/e5644e8ceb4d18/US337187-drawings-page-1.png

      A similar lock patent, and slat clamp.Nice find and at the right price.

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    2. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks Drill for the info and the love both are appreciated very much!
    3. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the Loves trunkers, much appreciated!! EJW-54, Elisabethan, FatBoy64, BigD338, fortapache, bjb5859, yougottahavestuff.
    4. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the Loves much appreciated!! sanhardin, chrissylovescats, mtg75, Designer, Longings, BigD338, blunderbuss2, & officialfuel

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