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


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  1. Im4anything old is quite correct 1860s. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US44101-0.png Here is the C. Liebrich 1864 Trunk lock patent , It is not before this date. Sometimes thes...
  2. https://books.google.com/books?id=vZtAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=sole+leather+trunk+manufacturers&source=bl&ots=nAdhdsR35C&sig=OLRZvqR50RWqPQFqIuTLNuGn6WM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fjUkVZWNNIWmyQSnyoGYDA&ved=...
  3. You will notice the same number of handles in the advertisement in my previous post, it was an option at the time and there were 3 different sizes that I have seen . As for value we tend not to use th...
  4. https://chairish-prod.freetls.fastly.net/image/product/sized/72207630-a3d3-4342-b602-dca50f8cf646/1890s-vanderman-steel-strong-box-3694?aspect=fit&width=640&height=640 Vanderman also had plumbing c...
  5. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US586297-0.png Above is the patent for the Box . The Grinnell Inc. Company was and still is a fire extinguisher/suppression company. Just a hunch- I...
  6. Thanks for the loves everyone. Finding the decent ones is always half the fun. Should finish out ok . It's good to see the rawhide banding in good shape for a change.
  7. That's a great photo Scott, always kinda nice seeing them piled up. I'd be careful the wife doesn't get any ideas. If things go south, She could send you out to sleep with all them on that climate con...
  8. Very similar,Great nail work.I actually love the staggered slats/hinges on the back of the trunk. A ton of work ahead of you.I found that when the wood is in poor shape ,that darker tones tend to be ...
  9. Nice,Give it a whirl, I'm sure it will be show quality when your done.
  10. Agreed , better pictures would help .Having said that there is a Patent stamp on the latch that could be a better indicator. I am in agreement with Greendog as to the time period, (possibly a decade o...
  11. https://images.craigslist.org/01515_3IscLhnZdN3_600x450.jpg Sorry
  12. https://www.hippostcard.com/uploads/cache/0094a30761b83f759a9d2f4f3792110e-250x159.png Nice Find they are out there, Somebody please go get this wood slat Clinton wall trunk from phoenix Ar.
  13. https://www.hippostcard.com/uploads/cache/0094a30761b83f759a9d2f4f3792110e-250x159.png This was apparently set up at the Pittsburgh Industrial exposition- luggage and leather goods article oct. ...
  14. https://books.google.com/books/content?id=tZ1AAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA366&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U00nssqh-GiD5EdMIt_QlRorURRMw&ci=69%2C429%2C855%2C582&edge=0
  15. Wonderful trunk Brian ,A brief Oct. 1911 historical mention of B.B.&B. https://books.google.com/books?id=tZ1AAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA272&lpg=PA272&dq=B.B.%26+B+trunk+history+luggage+and+leather+goods&sourc...
  16. Yes, that would be a rare one!Wonderful find!
  17. Great Romadka Trunk, Feel better Tom!
  18. I would say that they are quite rare lithographs, This type of African American pictorials are rarely seen inside of a trunk.I would imagine that these were custom made for the owner ,showing a court...
  19. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US465693-0.png A wall trunk hinge patent by F. Eggeman Some J.Duguid history: https://books.google.com/books?id=eaZAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA214&lpg=...
  20. https://www.nmaam.org/contact/ The trunk itself is of course a C.A.Taylor trunk that may or may not have accompanied the members on tour. The Dinwiddie Quartet was one of the earliest groups to rec...
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinwiddie_Colored_Quartet
  22. BB2 -your right I try never to buy a used car from a dead guy!
  23. Some history links: https://books.google.com/books?id=Fkh5AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=martin+maier+trunk+company&source=bl&ots=BuxLEa5tLB&sig=zmu64KCkczjGZfdm8eqWRsmAXHg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEMQ6AEw...
  24. Agree ,Love the gold look one on this Martin would be proud! https://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/226/57091536_128192645861.jpg
  25. Just want to share a few early trunk patents for historical purposes. There are literally thousands of them . As we know sometimes they are the best window into the past for dating objects. Early ones...
  26. A wonderful trunk find that you don't see very often. I will search for the stud patent as I recall seeing it. (may take some time) Always liked the below links for some trunk history.Thanks for th...
  27. Got it!
  28. some brief history of the company : https://books.google.com/books?id=jMrn0Jfwcc0C&pg=PA418&lpg=PA418&dq=D.D.+Whitney+trunk+history&source=bl&ots=UZid99Hn3e&sig=hSOI7WQI4PG_2Ndzr8lWdVSHcKk&hl=en&sa=...
  29. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US460589-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US242522-0.png Some patents that may apply!
  30. Yes we are talking about the same thing, the front and back arch. Not a big fan. I just think that they could have used the same relief cut technique (Just to a lesser degree) on the front and back ar...
  31. Nice job greendog, not a fan either of the bend in the metal. Yeah unless those boys relief cut the bend on the arch that metal would have rippled, when nailed . That's why we almost always see relie...
  32. Nope, close but no cigar! I think most of these patents are Canadian or French in origin.
  33. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US56720-0.png maybe, not sure?
  34. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/assets/digital/items/c110050/images/large.jpg
  35. nice find Greendog the luck has been with you.
  36. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US460589-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US370622-0.png still around ,Been busy working O.T.
  37. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US322239-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD16879-0.png
  38. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD4010-0.png
  39. Canvas, adhesive is like the strongest horse glue known to mankind . I've striped 3 of them before, Gives you a new perspective on pain.
  40. Sweet twins!
  41. https://books.google.com/books?id=eaZAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA369&lpg=RA1-PA369&dq=John+McGee+trunks+baltimore+md.&source=bl&ots=QrDVzttn8a&sig=UBoy8xbHsyU2A5j6Bix8Dd7PgAA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi8iaf_6ZDdAh...
  42. http://www.telegram.com/article/20140228/coulter01/302289672 Above: Some strange and funny history about the Clinton wall trunk company. Wall trunks were made by the thousands so I would not say r...
  43. https://books.google.com/books?id=jU6HCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA566&lpg=PA566&dq=Iron+bound+traveling+trunks&source=bl&ots=l7jGrrKInu&sig=9j-SNOJYtZd6i9kifed1xtyGwa8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDEQ6AEwBTgKahUKEwi_gOCF9uXIAh...
  44. As always, Marvin imparts much wisdom. I'm always fascinated by just how many patents are out there, In an effort to share and shed some light ,here are a few more from F.W. Mix he was an amazing man...
  45. https://books.google.com/books?id=y_CErQvcbPEC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=F.W.+Mix+history&source=bl&ots=Tu1BIb4u5H&sig=03Migr1s2xiwbisBfhpjJRHwCKg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR9-u1svXcAhWHNd8KHYmVCEYQ6AEwBHoECAY...
  46. So much Green so little time.So what are the chances of you doing the interior in green? Ha! The exterior is stunning as usual greendog be proud of all those hours. I'm sure the interior will be as we...
  47. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US362986-0.png Hasp lock patent. F.W. Mix, Nice find.
  48. Kind words, it's all fun,
  49. https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/nail-for-trunks.png?w=536 re-issued patent that may apply!
  50. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png Hasp patent!
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