Posted 2 years ago
I’m always on the look out for certain early patents or types of trunks. Here is a neat find that I needed to save from oblivion. An old (rectangular shaped)sole leather traveling trunk that I just picked up for next to nothing. I enjoyed the long 3 hr ride on a nice sunny day. Just got back and took some quick pictures. The interior is in good shape for it’s age. The lock (in need of picking )appears as British made. The exterior needs some definite stabilization of the sole leather. The majority of the older style brass buttons are present . It may be hard to find these cone shaped ones to replace them. Due to it’s age ,this trunk I will just stabilize and leave old and pretty. Although it’s not the trunk I was looking for . It is probably as close to a John Fitzgibbons
11 Oct. 1841 trunk that I will find.