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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Two weeks ago I saw this trunk for sale online. I bought it for pretty much nothing and decided to clean it up a little. Now I am totally in love with it. The exterior is really dry up leather so I used some saddle soap to clean it a little and put on some antique leather dressing. Now I can appreciate the tooled leather and all it's beauty. I also cleaned up the buttons but I'm not sure yet what to do with the inside. I'm pretty sure this trunk is a Jenny Lind. I wish I knew to who it belong to originally and more of it's story.

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    1. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Definitely a Jenny Lind trunk, probably from around mid to late 1860's give or take, Jenny Lind's always have a bread loaf or hour glass shape, jenny Lind's were not around that long about 25 years more or less, Jenny's were made in america from as early as 1848 until around 1875.
    2. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      also, very hard to come by where the leather isn't cracked or missing pieces.
    3. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Also note, that these trunks were never sold as Jenny Linds, they were first referred to as Jenny Lind's sometime around 1920 give or take a bit.
    4. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      A very good find, just as a note they were produced slightly earlier as
      the two patents below are certainly bucket list items that I constantly search for.
      The interior is actually in decent original shape.Thanks for the post.

      In an effort to share with others.Here are some other patents that support the time periods mentioned by Greendog.

      Henry Lee 1869 patent explained: AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=Henry+T.+Lee+trunk+patent&source=bl&ots=XyCnQ-MIyU&sig=ACfU3U2axfrAgAFndhoX4dgb0TWoP8rqNw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjLwcCn6KnmAhUBheAKHYxnCWYQ6AEwAXoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=Henry%20T.%20Lee%20trunk%20patent&f=false
    5. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
    6. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Hey Drill thanks for the update on the patents, I was going on your info of the late 1840's good to know, keep up the good work, Brian.
    7. negry31, 2 years ago
      Wow! Thank you so much for that information greendog and Drill. That is very interesting. This is definitely a keeper trunk. Very interesting links Drill.
    8. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      OK I just talked to Jim cardoza, new info on Jenny Lind trunks, we are constantly learning new info through research, Jim has found a catalog add or book that shows this style of trunk being sold as Jenny Lind trunk from around 1853 or 54 from a maker in Boston, good job Jim thanks for the info update.
    9. Drill Drill, 2 years ago

      The original submitted drawing of the John Fitzgibbons trunk 11 Oct.1841 is a better
      picture with the shadowing included. Courtesy of our National Archives.
    10. negry31, 2 years ago
      Drill, that was a nice finding. That drawing from the National Archives is awesome.

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