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Crusty, Curmudgeon,Retired Drill Sgt. that collects and refinishes Trunks, love the victorian era time period and the industrial revolution. Email- markstovall@optCrusty, Curmudgeon,Retired Drill Sgt. that collects and refinishes Trunks, love the victorian era time period and the industrial revolution. Email- markstovall@optonline.net (Read more)


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  1. https://denhams.com/lot/273/april-2016#lg=1&slide=3 An image of an intact label. Wondering if yours is the same? I would imagine this one saw it's way onto a few carriages. Always safe to call th...
  2. This Hector Lamontage & company trunk is wonderful.Thanks for posting a fine example of one of Canada's major trunk makers.
  3. A very nice job bringing it back.
  4. Some info not much out there http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/VIEW-2539.1 Morgan storefront picture 1890's http://progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/2013/01/we-used-to-ma...
  5. It's a British made trunk. Below is A link to the lock manufacturer. J. Legge history.thanks for the post. http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/locks/gazetteer/gazlegge.htm
  6. https://www.gjenvick.com/OceanTravel/TravelGuide/06-SteamerTrunks.html 1932 steamer trunk measurements and guidance
  7. Trunks come in many shapes sizes and construction. I agree with Greendog that it is a barrel top or stave top trunk . I referenced the trunk above as a "Roundtop trunk" using one of it's original name...
  8. It is a desirable round top trunk made by Romadka brothers trunk company. below are some links to patent images thanks for the post. https://d3h6k4kfl8m9p0.cloudfront.net/stories/zMVYaouDe.G.m-st...
  9. Very nice!
  10. Without a label very hard to say. It could be Fall river trunk or a few of the other New England makers of the time period. These types of wider slat trunks tend to be known as Excelsior trunks. Here ...
  11. I agree with Greendog. A first time seeing the alligator print paper on the interior as well as the print pattern on the exterior metal.Thanks for the post. Below is a link to Star lock works adve...
  12. A wonderful example of AuDepart Below is a link to the company history enjoy! https://eu.audepart.com/en-gb/heritage/
  13. Neverbreak trunks were made by L. Goldsmith ,of Newark N.J.Made by the thousands. If it has the mark of G.& S. that stands for Goldsmith and son.
  14. That's a wonderful trunk find T-man.I cleaned up well. I suspect that the crown possibly denoted some status of nobility.Perhaps a comte or viscount of some type who knows?, I Know that Goyard has...
  15. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US3184935-0.png I Agree with Greendog.
  16. That’s a Great find Damon .Should finish out well.
  17. A few patents images that could potentially apply to provide a time frame for this trunk. Many patents were used for a couple of decades after the filing date. This style of trunk was made by the th...
  18. Trunks have a long history, they come in many shapes and sizes. The metal hardware is stamped not cast iron so it's 1900's forward to the 1940's even 50's. Without a label it's impossible to say w...
  19. Hi Kathy, I Love the little ones, they save so much space. I just never seem to have much luck finding them in my area.This trunk has a cool look with that full size lock and you did a wonderful job...
  20. I Agree completely with Greendog, it's American made. Below is a patent image for the 1880 cross slat design that he pointed out. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US225497-0.png Than...
  21. It is an Iron banded, traveling trunk that is probably from around the 1860's or even slightly before that time period.There is a chance that the lock could potentially be a British maker .They were...
  22. A Few more Nathan Drucker patents taking up space on my computer. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD33643-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD36300-0.png
  23. I apologize the first and last link did not post properly. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD33743-0.png http://cigarboxlabels.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_...
  24. It is a flat top trunk made by one of the popular makers of the time period. It was made by the Drucker trunk Company in the early 1900s thru the 1920's They had many patents for their hardware.They ...
  25. Continental trunk- specialized in 3 Ply, veneer construction, vulcanized fibre covered trunks during the 1920's and beyond.
  26. Brian , I think they could have ended with his death. A.M Duck's death probably weakened the franchise as well. It may have depended on Mr. Rose , if he decided to stay on after Martin's death to hel...
  27. Some cool pictures of early 1900s Detroit hope they post https://i.redd.it/yqopby7xljp21.jpg Woodward Ave.Detroit 1910 (Zoom in) Monroe ave. Detroit 1908. (Zoom in) Earliest pictures I can fin...
  28. Some links that I Book marked enjoy. https://www.findagrave.com/photos/2010/226/57091536_128192618973.jpg 54 years as of this advertisement. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Detroit_in_Hi...
  29. https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/images/LC/185--trunk-vs.jpg A cool early 1850's label from one (there were many) of the early trunk makers.
  30. That's a wonderful trunk. You don't often see this configuration of 7 rows of brass buttons.Typically the leather bands are not covered in brass buttons. Thanks for the post.
  31. https://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_iDH0xv7Imbv_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg Or a barrel stave in Raleigh NC.
  32. Really nice one Damon, Love the leather designs. https://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_bz3nTyypKR9_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg Just saw this listed in phoenix hope someone that knows what their doing gets it.
  33. It is a nice stave trunk with a pretty good interior. https://images.craigslist.org/00303_7eCYR6TcoZY_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg Here is the full label. Here is the Oct.6 1874 tray patent I'll look for th...
  34. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/b9/ac/17/e86023bc350a48/US408462-drawings-page-1.png Above is a patent for the arrangement of slats that may apply. I recall others in the past referri...
  35. Some patent images that may apply. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US362986-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/9c/dc/f1/de7356379d5106/US312715-drawings-page-1.png...
  36. Some patent images that may apply.thanks for the post, https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US576608-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US214932-0.png https://p...
  37. Glad to see it find a good home, I saw this one a little while ago it was just to far away.The shape is awesome.
  38. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US362305-0.png I don't believe this is the slat clamp, it's similar in shape.Close as I can get. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages...
  39. Cool Tom. I get it, don't get me wrong, I love trying to get as close as I can too. Sometimes that is much easier to do with a label with an address. Especially when you can research when they may hav...
  40. Another patent that was sometimes used. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/c4/ac/23/aca748751fce77/US180129-drawings-page-1.png
  41. I would say so. Here are a few patent images that may apply.Thanks for the post. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/b9/ac/17/e86023bc350a48/US408462-drawings-page-1.png https://patenti...
  42. No luck on finding a nov. 1856 caster patent.Some Patents were used for quite some time.Some early patents could even be foreign ones I.E. Canadian,British As a maker ,If things work and your hold...
  43. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US105085-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US39414-0.png https://annaworden.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/caster-patents.jpg Old...
  44. The lock is made by Star lock works Phila. Another early double Lock patent that may apply. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US24113-0.png This is the latch patent http://patent...
  45. Incidentally here is the 1859 Jacob Parker patent that is mentioned in the above Cincinnati Directory 1874 advertisement.Enjoy! https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/e4/d2/a5/5a7c8a6feb06ca/...
  46. Here are just some of the patent images that Tom previously mentioned. Remember it can never be older than the patent dates,These patents were used for well into the 1890's even the 1900's.Without an...
  47. Tom this is really a wonderful trunk . Love the brass on the slat clamps, the double nailing and the patterns on the leather. The metal work reminds me of a few of the older prolific trunk makers su...
  48. I'm in agreement as to the age. I have seen these "Sea Shell" handle caps only a few times over the years. I did search both the 1872 patent sitemap as well as the design patent sitemap searching for ...
  49. It is an entirely American made cross slat trunk made by many manufacturers. Without a maker's label it is impossible to say which company made it.
  50. Michelson had a more than few different swivel caster patents over the years. here are a few patent image examples. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/45/ea/fd/108c45c1d0e1e4/US280061-drawin...
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