Posted 5 months ago
Hello, Can anyone shed some light on the age and possible origins of a very old trunk I was recently given.
It came with no history as it was a second hand find years ago. Its in great structural condition but lacks any type of interior now.
The only markings are on the very unusual lock. I haven't seen this type before and it says " Patent secure staples & joints" I have included a picture of this.
Glad of any information someone may have :)
UPDATE : I have found a small plate inside the top lid (new pic attached) which appears to be from FARRA BROS, MANUFACTURING, DUNEDIN New Zealand. This company still exists as just FARRA ENGINERING (they make much bigger stuff now :) I have contacted them for any more info they may be able to give