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    Posted 2 years ago

    aroc
    (12 items)

    Said I’d stop buying trunks but couldn’t resist this one at ye olde auction last night.
    Haven’t seen one like it before.
    Welcome any comments or insights.
    Thanks!

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    1. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      Headley and Farmer was an American trunk Company that dates back to 1842 in Newark N.J. Which was one of the centers of trunk manufacturing industry . These trunk latches and hardware were used from around 19o5 onward. Many American manufacturers tried to emulate some of the fashionable styles, that french trunk manufactures were producing during this time period. This could be one of their attempted versions. Here is and article of the petition of Bankruptcy soon after Mr. Headley's Death dated 1916

      https://books.google.com/books?id=LJxAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=luggage+and+leather+goods+Headley+and+Farmer++history&source=bl&ots=uMZKSuzwhK&sig=ACfU3U3uTmoQl0dP4qkYaYJSoJIzYh6J0w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjgt7HJ8IroAhWUhHIEHQ0DA4gQ6AEwE3oECAwQAQ#v=onepage&q=luggage%20and%20leather%20goods%20Headley%20and%20Farmer%20%20history&f=false

      Here is some (Wardrobe trunk) advertising of Headley & Farmer , located on page 24 (Just scroll up) dated 1914 from Luggage and leather goods a trade periodical.
      There is advertising from multiple trunk manufacturers of the time period. Hope this helps, thanks for the post. Enjoy.

      https://books.google.com/books?id=yptAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA102&lpg=PA102&dq=headley+and+farmer+trunk+advertising&source=bl&ots=NdRDd05WFY&sig=ACfU3U0gtITCJqTd_Q1X8ajweT-txdMpAQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid-fCo7IroAhWcl3IEHaK2Aa0Q6AEwFHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=headley%20and%20farmer%20trunk%20advertising&f=false

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