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    Posted 4 months ago

    KSherwood
    (4 items)

    This all orginal Wall Trunk is amazing. What I find so interesting is that all the Wall Trunks I have come across always were Clinton ones, and this one is super heavy duty with no maker marks. Any thoughts?

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    1. Drill Drill, 4 months ago
      Without a label it is hard to say definitively who made it.
      It's tricky but here goes.
      There were many ( around 20) wall trunk companies. Patents were held and also sold for use by others.
      Below is a Link to an " Excelsior wall trunk hinge patent " image that is a similar hinge to yours that does provides clues. The hinge is stamped Oct. 10 1893
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-steamer-trunk-vintage-
      1859233328

      This is an image of the Oct. 10 1893 H.W. Gibbs trunk hinge patent pictured above

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/df/8a/8a/8ab1d897a5ebba/US506632-drawings-page-1.png

      I believe this patent was eventually held by the Miller "Standard wall trunk company" Boston, but have no proof.
      I am unable to post the 2 images of labels for this company to this website.

      The Miller patent was used by the Standard Wall trunk company of Chicago.
      Below is a link to a stock certificate from that company.Notice that Miller patent is under the trunk lid.

      werehttps://www.glabarre.com/item_images/wall%20trunk%201%20tl.jpg

      Heres a patent image for the lid lifter.
      http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US365533-0.png

      Hope this helps a bit to shed some light, thanks for the post.
    2. Drill Drill, 4 months ago
      I apologize, 2 of the above links unfortunately will not post to collectors weekly.
      If you send me an e-mail listed in my profile KSherwood I will send you the images that failed to post.
    3. KSherwood KSherwood, 4 months ago
      Thanks for all this great information. Going to check out the links. Have a great day!!

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