Posted 6 years ago
I found this trunk this past Spring on the curb during our monthly Big Trash Day weekend. It was a rent house being cleaned out after long-time renters had moved as determined by all the curbside-trash as well as the cool items screaming to take them home. I have 2 other antique trunks and can tell this one is much older than the others. It is wrapped with a thin sheet of metal (all the dark area, which I'm assuming is tin or zinc) however, all the interior fabric is gone. It has the original tray, two of the original wood rollers on the bottom and original clasps and lock. I'm familiar with the Yale & Towne Mfg Co. and their full history but have been unsuccessful in determining the age or trunk manufacturer. The closest I can come is probably 1880-1920. If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it. Hooray for Big Trash Day!