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1897 Vanderman Co. railroad strong box

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Posted 4 years ago


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This is a 1897 Vanderman manufacturing company railroad strong box that has been passed down through the years. I've seen a few of these listed as hauling gold bullion, but don't know for sure. The inside has its original stacked compartments but is missing its original lock.


  1. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you vetraio for the love:)
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Very cool piece!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    You've been holding out on us all this time, Sara? Hope T-mon doesn't hold a grudge! Really nice.
  4. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    What would be the fun in showing all the good stuff right away? It would be like starting with the finale fireworks:)
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Ah, you're no fun! You come up with reasoning where I have none.
  6. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    Sweet trunk! Are they not just marvelous? I have the mini version of yours. This one is in really terrific shape. I stick with the gold bullion story myself. Very rare to have the stacked compartments still there. Thanks for sharing it with us!
  7. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thanks trunkman, The old homestead my grandmother grew up in was willed to one of my cousins who eventually auctioned off the home and all of its contents. My grandmother came with us, and this was an item that really reminded her of her childhood.
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you everyone for all the love:)
  9. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    Great trunk! Love it alot!!
  10. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you myoldkyhome for the love:)
  11. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Thank you pops52:)

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