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    Posted 8 months ago

    Im4anythin…
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    Picked up this very cool 1880's Romadka Brothers Ornate Leather trunk today. Measures in at 36" Long x 32" Tall x 22" deep. Interior top tray is present & in typical condition. The two lower trays are not. Brass star lock. Double top and front nail work. One thing I found truly surprising was the metal hat holder was still present as shown in photo four. This is a first for me. I have notice in many of my trunk trays this little piece of leather fixed to the back inside and really couldn't understand why it was there. Now I know! The only real damage is the front top slat and of coarse the leather and handles, but other than that it was pretty well kept over the years. Hope you like it as much as I do!!

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    1. greendog greendog, 8 months ago
      Very nice Tom, glad to see you got it, I want one !
    2. FatBoy64, 8 months ago
      That's a whopper, nice find.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 8 months ago
      Beautiful trunk. Is that original condition?
    4. BigD338 BigD338, 8 months ago
      That’s one heck of a nice truck Tom
    5. BigD338 BigD338, 8 months ago
      Do you live up in Canada?
    6. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks Brian!! The one you have is pretty much the same, but simply lacks the medallion pieces of hardware for the slats. In research... I see more open center slat medallion for Romadka hardware as on Damon's trunk, HMS Jim's and my other one, than the star center pattern. Mind you there are a few but not on a trunk in this triple horizontal slat format. I think the star type really bumps up its presents and the perception of extra detail. Thanks again for the love as well.
    7. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks so much FatBoy64 for the love and comment!! It is a big one... just like my first Romadka... not so easy to move by ones self, and heavy empty..lol
    8. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love fortapache.... appreciated? Absolutely!! It is all original yes, but relative to its age for sure for the interior, unlike Damon's interior which looks to be the same format and colors, but his is in "Super Nice" condition. Thanks again!!
    9. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks so much BigD338 for the love and comment. Yes I live in Ontario Canada North east of Toronto. Damon with your last Romadka with the excellent interior did you have the bonnet stand / insert piece inside your hat compartment. As mentioned it was a first for me and I would assume it would be the first item on the extraction list if not needed and probably why one never finds it intact. But as your looks immaculate, I just wondering again if it still inside.
    10. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love!! dragonfly1015, blunderbuss2, & Beachbum58 Much appreciated!!
    11. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      BigD338 Just looked at yours again, closer, and it is not immaculate as I thought (zoomed) lol. BUT! still in very well kept and excellent condition for approx. 140 years old!!
    12. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love!! hodgepodge5 & officialfuel .... Much appreciated!!
    13. Drill Drill, 8 months ago
      Great find Tom, love the double nail work and interior.
    14. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks Drill!! I am really pleased to have been able to get this one, and the fact that it even surfaced. The fellow I got it from kept his tax papers in it, so who knows how many gems are just sitting out there un-restored & used for such mundane things.
      It is in my top five favorites, which include 3 of the 4 Romadka Brothers I have and 2 of the four Martin Maier. Thanks again!!
    15. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love!! bjb5859
    16. Drill Drill, 8 months ago
      https://s3.amazonaws.com/pastperfectonline/images/museum_383/009/ia01890005.jpg
      A 1907 image of Romadka Bros. Trunk
    17. Drill Drill, 8 months ago
      http://www.historicalcrimedetective.com/vds-mrs-evelyn-romadkas-scandalous-downfall-1907/

      Mrs. Evelyn Romadka History, 1907 A strange story!
    18. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love Drill!! And the story! That was interesting, as I like true crime. That's quit the thing to go to a very low job from being a millionaire. Not to give the story away though. Again very interesting indeed for any owner of a Romadka trunk who would like a tid-bit of history behind the trunk itself.
    19. Im4anythingOld, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the love !! EJW-54
    20. Im4anythingOld, 7 months ago
      Thanks for the love!! TheGateKeeper
    21. Im4anythingOld, 4 months ago
      Thanks for the love Trunkman nice to see you back!!

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