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  1. Cool trunk Elliott! Thanks for sharing as always!!
  2. That is a beautiful lock!! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Thanks Ben & Brian. I used painters tape and taped over about 20 nail heads at a time, then I burnished the tape tight around the nail head using a blunt but small piece of metal I had laying around....
  4. Very nice MM sue — where did you guys find this one?
  5. Awesome trunk! Love the wheat tin & love that lock. I agree with Brian — too much black! I imagine you’re planning on fixing that situation!! Nice find!
  6. Awesome trunk! Love the wheat tin & love that lock. I agree with Brian — too much black! I imagine you’re planning on fixing that situation!! Nice find!
  7. Bryan I really appreciate your comments, and I appreciate you turning me onto this trunk! It is for sure a very exciting piece!
  8. That’s a sweet Jenny Lind! Nice find! You have been raking in almost weekly finds for months. Congrats!
  9. Amazing Trunk! Follow Greendog’s advice and you won’t be disappointed. Good luck in retirement and good luck restoring these trunks
  10. Ben, I’d love to talk to you sometime. My number is above this post.
  11. Thanks Drill. I saw that one too. I think I have all I can handle for now! I really wish there was some way to save the designs from the leather that wasn’t as time consuming as your method!
  12. Thanks a bunch im4anythingold! I was amazed myself when I saw it!!
  13. What an amazing Martin Maier! You should for sure restore it!! Amazing trunk!!
  14. bjb5859 thanks for weighing in. As a side note those were my M badges on eBay a while back. I was just trying to see if these was much interest out there for them. I was fortunate enough to come a ...
  15. im4anythingOld, I appreciate your interest! The piece i made is from spring steel, not from a clock -- but similar. I'd love to see how you would design the spring in my latch, I'm all for making th...
  16. Bib5859 — you’re the only other person I know with corner latches. Any Roman numerals? Or other markings on your corners? I would like to see the latch mechanism in you latches, but you probably do...
  17. Incidentally— I feel like my latch (right) is a much more refined — or finished looking part than the latch in Brian’s.
  18. About my latch and corresponding spring photo. The spring steel in the photo is new. My original was similar in how It was bent, but when I tried to bend it a little to give it more spring — it snap...
  19. Thanks again Drill! I’ll post pics when I complete the restoration.
  20. Thanks for the comments Elliott! Since I first found CW I’ve admired your wheat tin MM. I honestly never thought I’d find one with that particular tin pattern. Let alone one with the front latches....
  21. Thanks blunderbuss 2
  22. Thanks bjb5859 & Fort Apache
  23. Thanks Brian — pretty fun to find twin trunks in the same week!
  24. Thank you im4anythingolf — sorry you’re earlier comment disappeared when I had to reset it!
  25. Nice MM!!
  26. Cool waterfall trunk! The hits just keep coming! Nice find.
  27. Thanks to anyone else who liked or commented. Blunderbuss2, you were the first one to like this post. Not sure what happened there! The restoration has begun, I will post photos once it’s compl...
  28. Thanks Fatboy & Drill!!
  29. Thanks for sharing, always good to learn about different styles.
  30. Im4anythingOld -- thanks for your comments! The tin is a nice change! Want does a turtle top mean? I'm still pretty new to trunking and am not familiar with the term. Thanks!
  31. Thanks Fortapache, thanks Brian!
  32. Thanks for the love Blunderbuss2
  33. Ben Give me a call 801-369-6230
  34. Wow ???? ????!! Where did you find this one! Can’t wait for more pics!
  35. Sorry for the late reply — thanks for the support Im4anythingOld. Man have you been finding some awesome trunks lately!!
  36. Super nice trunk!! Another amazing find!! You’re really finding some lovely pieces these days! Congrats!!!
  37. The condition of the exterior (and interior) is simply amazing! Love the flawless leather & the lock is cool!
  38. Wow — that’s 2 amazing trunks with complete interiors in a row!! You are on a hot streak for sure! Nice find!
  39. Very unique metal-work on the corners! I like how you contrasted the 2 metals. Super cool trunk!
  40. Loving how the restore is comi g drill!!!
  41. Do you live up in Canada?
  42. That’s one heck of a nice truck Tom
  43. Thank you for your comments! It’s a pretty cool trunk, I need to get going on the restoration on this one sometime soon! Cheers BigD
  44. Hey — I really appreciate the comments!! These MM trunks are so amazing! Glad you like the restoration!! Cheers BigD
  45. Nice chair Drill — multitalented I see. Hey - would you ever shoot me an e-mail? I’m chasing a trunk lock patent drawing. Thanks in advance!
  46. Nice find! Awesome trunk & very interesting about the hinges for sure!!
  47. Im4anythingOld -- I appreciate the comments. You must be 0n some kind of dial-up connection! I don't envy you that! All images seem to load fast and fine for me regardless of size. I'll try to kee...
  48. Thanks Elliott!
  49. Thanks Ben!!
  50. Thank you bjb5859! I’m sorry I don’t know your name, but I am familiar with your fine work! I have spent a fair amount of time admiring a lot of your trunks! Your interiors are also very nicely d...
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