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1880's 1890's Ornate Embossed Monitor Trunk

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Drill's loves58 of 525Awesome Martin Maier with Wheat Tin & Front MM patented latches — WOW!Heirloom Trunk - any suggestions on age, make etc?
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Im4anythin…
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    I have had many opportunities to pick up a monitor trunk example over the years to add to my collection but failed to do so as most all consisted of the plain metal body covering and tin slat clamps which really didn't do much for me. So when this one came up with die cast trims which I have never seen before and the butterfly and flower body metal covering... I knew I found my example & I'm glad I waited. It measures in at 34" long x 21" deep x 26" tall. No interior tray and the one half of the lid area is gone. The lock looks like it has a worn machine brass face area, but can't see any signs of any makers letters with in those marks ... but it does have a star like stamp on the back side. This trunk reminds me of a Romodka Brothers style trunk with the vertical end slat and kind of similar hardware shaping, but can't find any example to verify this. If anyone has a trunk with similar hardware I would very much like to see it. Hope you find it as interesting as I do.

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    1. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      very nice, you seem to have struck the mother load on trunks lately Tom.
    2. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love Fatboy64!! Much appreciated as usual.
    3. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks Brian!! Yes, 4 nice ones in the last month, I hope they stop though ... for a bit, I am running out of space... :) or have to reorganize my space..lol, that may help. Thanks for the love as well!
    4. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love fortapache!! Much appreciated!!
    5. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Well, you can always send a few my way, LOL!
    6. BigD338 BigD338, 1 year ago
      Cool waterfall trunk! The hits just keep coming! Nice find.
    7. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Well Brian I think at this point you will have to watch the obituaries and then make your move ..lol I'm not that far from you..
    8. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks BigD338!
    9. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks also Ben. bjb5859
    10. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love Drill!!
    11. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks as well auntiesioux !!
    12. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love Trunkman again very nice to have you back & hope all is well!!
    13. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/93806178_2857849220994868_3349378495724650496_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=843cd7&_nc_ohc=r2NUkQd2Kk4AX-JYdIS&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=780682bcbb1f9699de1bcdd4eb9e0e2f&oe=5F4F5EE7

      Found this image Tom
    14. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Wow Drill, Six slats and different matching hardware with shoulders too. Very neat. Looks like its canvas covered judging by the front erosion. Did they show the inside or have a makers label. I am surprised we haven't seen more of this hardware style. Certainly looks like a Session ensemble and styling flavor on the front shoulders. Thanks for showing it much appreciated!!
    15. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      No label, interior was nothing special . I have seen this style of hardware multiple times over the years.
    16. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      Thought I would share another design patent image that I just came across last night.
      Zoom in if you can. Enjoy!

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/82/0f/0d/c169b738b5b1ab/USD18875-drawings-page-1.png
    17. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks Drill!! Better to save, rotate, then zoom...lol Radius on all four corners.. kinda like my canvas Romodka. Can't mistake those Carpeles back hinges. I had an opportunity to buy a Carpeles a year or so ago. Price was fine, but it was to far and very plain but for the back hinges and front shoulders.

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