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    Posted 8 months ago

    Awilson0119
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    Does anybody have any information on this trunk? It was my great great grandmothers. Also trying to find the maker. The wheels have Nicholson pat June 78 then below that July 21 85. The latch has a star on it.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 months ago
      Wonderful trunk and I absolutely love that beautiful interior! I restored one very similar to this one about 6 or 7 years ago. I've included the link to that one below.

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/141285-metal-covered-geometric-pattern-roundtop
    2. greendog greendog, 8 months ago
      You have a barrel top trunk from around mid to late 1880's possibly early 1890's the stamped tin hardware was patented in 1880 by Charles Taylor, the front latches patented 1882 also Taylor, the lock is by the star lock co. missing the lock originally attached by a link, I believe the wheels are a Michelson Patent 85 so it cant be any older than the last patent, very cool alligator print on interior, 1st time I've seen it, without a makers label hard to say who the maker was, over all very nice.
    3. Awilson0119, 8 months ago
      Thank you
    4. Drill Drill, 8 months ago
      I agree with Greendog. A first time seeing the alligator print paper on the interior
      as well as the print pattern on the exterior metal.Thanks for the post.

      Below is a link to Star lock works advertising
      https://libwww.freelibrary.org/assets/digital/items/c110050/images/large.jpg

      A link to a brief history of Star lock works
      https://books.google.com/books?id=7yNDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA398&lpg=PA398&dq=Hillebrand+and+wolf+trunk+lock+patents&source=bl&ots=K0UQGpE-1J&sig=LY3Rp-OcdvlTGMG56ur4CrPhxtE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDUQ6AEwCGoVChMIyNbUw_j2yAIVyPMeCh0f7AT2#v=onepage&q=Hillebrand%20and%20wolf%20trunk%20lock%20patents&f=false

      Hillebrand latch hinge 1888
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US393305-0.png

      S.M. Michelson had 3 swivel caster patents below are the images of all 3
      1885
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US313096-0.png

      1883
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/45/ea/fd/108c45c1d0e1e4/US280061-drawings-page-1.png

      1887
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US374420-0.png

    5. Awilson0119, 8 months ago
      Thank you

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