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Again I am surprised by the variety of designs. Makes me think of the 100's of unusual trunks sitting in attics all over America. More reason to keep looking...... Thanks for the education, Drill.
Surprised to find the different designs for his wall trunks. My 2 are the earliest patent. The unusual angled slats on top in front and back are what attracted me in the first place. I've never seen t...
Wow! Great list. I will keep my eyes open for these. I have a few of these makers. Working on a Palica "Common Sense" wall trunk now. Did not know about 6000 images or .1600.... You have given me many...
Thanks for your knowledge. I guess I am a refinisher and not a restorer. I don't use screws and I don't restore the interior for 2 reasons: 1)I like the patina/look of old wood and 2) I do not have th...
So if I could pick your brain-- so the hardware of the time was silvery color? Did they ever paint them a different color?
Thanks to all who said they loved my MM. Although I do like the gold on this one I am coming around to loving silver on hardware.
Thanks for the info. Greendog By the way I have to tell you that your MM trunk posted 3 months ago is, I believe, my favorite trunk I have ever seen on this or any site, including 1000's on Pinterest....
Interesting. Are you saying that my trunk was made for another trunk by Martin Maier? Or another way to ask it is do all trunks that have a Martin Maier label have only the M and MM hardware?
Thanks Greendog. I have a Jenny Lind, and I just posted about 2 MM trunks and I seemed to have lucked into them. I found out about them by seeing one of your trunks. I'll look for the others makers. T...
Thanks gentlemen. You have put a smile on my face. So no MM hinge was ever used on other makers trunks?
Drill: While looking for information on Martin Maier trunks I came across your comments about 10 -12 makers that are "truly desirable". Would you share your list? I've purchased roughly 100 trunks. ...
I'm4anythingOld: Didn't have time to properly reply to your important information. This helps me date another barrel top I have. And Hopefully I will find other trunks now hiding in basements or atti...
Thanks Trunkman. It's finds like this that have me checking online sources twice a day.
Thanks Greendog. That is a great tip. I have been using a very small paint brush and it takes so much time but I do love the look. The pen should make it go faster. Just ordered. You are a fantastic s...
Thanks Mike78. I usually tear into a trunk, but I hated taking off the leather so I did it slowly and reluctantly over a week.
Greendog: About the gold or silver, I was reading one of your comments about the original colors on a trunk and you said the "cast hardware was silver". I even saved the post. I had assumed they would...
Thanks for the info.
Anyone have an idea about age?
Thanks. I started painting the metal today with black Rustoleum. Can't decide on gold or silver for hardware.