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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Found this trunk at a yard sale for $10. I knew this was special and I want to learn more. So far my internet search indicates that this trunk is most-likely from the 1880s, the image on the inside could be a victorian lithograph. There are also 4 wheel castors on the bottom.

    I would love to know where these trunks were made and to whom they were sold. Even possibly the name of the craftsman or business. This is probably the coolest thing I have ever found. I wish I knew its story.

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    1. Drill Drill, 3 years ago
      Here are some patents that apply to this paper covered trunk.
      There were hundreds of makers during the time period that used many of these trunk parts. Without a label it is very hard to say which manufacturer made it.
      A great rule is that the trunk is not earlier than the patent dates of those parts. Having said that , trunk parts were used for many years past that date.

      M. Vogler trunk catch 1877
      F.M. Mix 1875

      The paper covering also has a patent. I believe it to be 1876. I'll look for it in my collection of patent images and post it if I come across it.
      The lithograph on the interior cover is not one that is often seen.
      Thanks for the post.
    2. dmitchell539 dmitchell539, 3 years ago
      Drill- Thank you so much for the information and for the patent links. This is such a neat find and I'm really excited that I stumbled onto this website.

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