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Beautiful Martin Maier Floral Tin Trunk

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    Posted 1 year ago

    BigD338
    (12 items)

    Hello CW, tonight I’d like to share a cool Martin Maier I recently acquired. It’s pretty much identical to my MM with alligator tin, albeit with a floral tin pattern. I have to admit, I really love these MM trunks!! Starting the restoration soon, I’ll post the results. Enjoy it in its 140+ year old glory for now!

    Thanks!!

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    1. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love Blunderbuss2
    2. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Super cool double latch lock on that.
    3. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Nice to see something besides alligator tin.
    4. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      A turtle top or very close to it is different for sure for a MM . Nice find!!
    5. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      If I recall correctly I believe the pattern is called something like Goose berry??
    6. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Thanks Fortapache, thanks Brian!
    7. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Im4anythingOld -- thanks for your comments! The tin is a nice change! Want does a turtle top mean? I'm still pretty new to trunking and am not familiar with the term.

      Thanks!
    8. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      This is the only one I have.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/244921-1880s-1890s-tooled-leather-turtle-top

      It has a dome top but peters out at the ends as a flat top which I think... now that I look at it mine is a little more flat than yours but very similar characteristics.
    9. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Thanks for sharing, always good to learn about different styles.
    10. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Thanks Fatboy & Drill!!
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      I wasn't here 3 days ago.
    12. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Thanks to anyone else who liked or commented. Blunderbuss2, you were the first one to like this post. Not sure what happened there!

      The restoration has begun, I will post photos once it’s completed.

      Thanks
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Probably those bloody jumbies playing tricks again.

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