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FatBoy64's loves3 of 1152Awesome market place find!1873 Martin Maier / Leather / Strap & Dowel / Barrel Top Trunk
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    Posted 2 months ago

    AbbyS
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    I recently purchased this trunk to refurbish but it looks a lot older than I thought it was! If anyone could help me out with when this trunk was made it would be appreciated. The accurate age of the trunk would direct the restoration. Thank you to anyone with information!

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    1. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      This trunk could have been made anywhere from early 1880's to 1890's , the front latches were patented in 1872 the pressed tin slat clamps on the top were patented in 1880, however this hardware was used on trunks for decades, so it's very hard to pin down an exact date, this was a very common trunk made by hundreds of trunk makers at the time and without a makers label impossible to say who the maker was.

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