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    Posted 9 years ago

    trunkman
    (139 items)

    Lovely little rawhide small trunk made around 1828. It has a newspaper lining that dates 1828 from Salem. Nice hand forged handles and lots of brass tacks. I know that there are a few makers of this type and vintage -- anyone able to hazard a guess as to who may have created this? I welcome your input -- and thanks for looking!

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    1. Knifeguy, 9 years ago
      Another nice early trunk you have there. I think yours might be Horse hide, hard to tell from pictures. The scallops around the tacks is a very nice detail. Does the lock have a mark on the inside?

      Regards

      Robin
    2. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Unfortunately no marks on the inside lock -- horse hair makes good sense..thanks Robin.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Thank you knifeguy, officialfuel, Hunter, rocker-sd, collector4ver for the L's.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Nice one trunkman!! Those hand forged handles are the coolest. What's amazing is that the hair on hide has survived all those hard years. You've got an amazing collection trunkman!! Very nice indeed!!
    5. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks alot jscott -- such a fun hobby this... and you can find really neat old ones for very little...
    6. southjerseybob southjerseybob, 4 years ago
      A clue to the maker?

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/229791-18-or-19-century-rawhide-trunk-more-imag
    7. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Maybe more the owner... without a makers label it's really hard to know for sure.
    8. southjerseybob southjerseybob, 4 years ago
      But do you know the town?
    9. southjerseybob southjerseybob, 4 years ago
      Maybe that could narrow it down to what state it was made in. If it's American made.
    10. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      By the newspaper lining I know the town... but there were many makers making this exact style trunk so there are no certianties for maker.
    11. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      These are definitely American made principally East Coast New England States.
    12. southjerseybob southjerseybob, 4 years ago
      I found this on a worthpoint search

      Description:
      Antique Early 1800's Era Cowhide Trunk DP initaials on lid. T is a label in the trunk. It reads: ***well & Southmayd - Saddle, Harness, & Trunk Makers - Main Street, Middletown, Conn - Also Military Equipments of All Kinds - E&H Clark, Princeton

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