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Posted 4 years ago


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Help needed... Love it! I picked this trunk up at a flee market. Wanting to learn a little about it.It shows the following markings:
Outside: The Belber Trunk & Bag Co. Oshkosh Wisconsin Trademark.
a bunch of patented information.
5 drawers on right side and clothes rack/extension, shoe holders, at bag of some sort, and a round ball thing (not sure what it is).
Underneath 4 drawer: Patented Dec. 22. 1914, No. 1,121,933 The Oshkosh Trunk Company.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
    The fact that you have a makers label is significant for any trunk. Osh Kosh made a medium to high quality trunk and yours appears to be a nice example of a wardrobe trunk of its time. What other type of information were you hoping to find?
  2. Hollingsworth Hollingsworth, 2 years ago
    I just got a 1914 Oshkosh steamer trunk with the key. I was able to unlock it but I could not actually open the trunk by separating the two halves. I tried pulling them apart but they wouldn't budge. Any suggestions? patient # 1060937.
  3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Did you try opening it upside down -- sideways etc... something inside must have shifted... try to give it a good shake as well...
  4. Conansoranno, 12 months ago
    Rotate the shackle that has the main lock on it. The shackle once unlocked is on a long hinge and then becomes a crank like a car window. When you rotate this, it unlocks the retaining claws all the way down the inside of the trunk and pushes it open the first inch.
  5. Conansoranno, 12 months ago
    It's a great trunk. I recently found one myself and love it.

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