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Vanderman Strongbox Refinished 1897

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Posted 5 years ago


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Well this old stagecoach trunk has a new life. I took off all the old paint and rust. I removed the paint from the wood and stained it an antique walnut. I do not like painting metal black, so I removed the paint from the corner metal pieces and put on some gun oil for effect. I found an old lock that say "BANK LOCK" on it -- seems to fit the bill. The second picture is the before so you can compare. I painted it a dark green because the black was a little too somber for me. It has a great look -- hope you enjoy!


  1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly and official fuel -- I had great fun working on this..
  2. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks The GateKeeper and BELLIN68 for the L's.
  3. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks collector4evr for the love..
  4. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    Jackpot, trunkman. I can't tell you how much i love this strongbox. Great job on the refurbishing.
  5. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 3 years ago
    Trunkman, I guess I missed this a long time ago. It's a great small size Vanderman chest! I have an original catalog from this company that shows all the sizes, purposes, etc. if you are interested in a photocopy just let me know sometime. Marvin
  6. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    Marvin I would love a copy of a page with this size trunk -- actually this is the smallest I have seen. Can you scan the page and email it to me? Many thanks..
  7. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 3 years ago
    Yes, no problem. I know I have your email somewhere, but to remind me please email me at to remind me.

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