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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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M.M. Secor trunk A tribute to Indian motorcycle Co. - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier -Oak Slat (Bevel top) Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
More Abe Foot 1890's refinished - Furniturein Furniture
Abe Foot Around 1890's Atlanta Georgia (close up  side pictures) - Furniturein Furniture
Saratoga Trunk ( Abe Foot manufacturer) 1890s ( refinished) - Furniturein Furniture
Barrel Stave trunk (leather covered) - Furniturein Furniture
Wall trunk manufacturer unknown - Furniturein Furniture
More Abe Foot Cross slat photos - Furniturein Furniture
Abe Foot Manufacturer- Cross Slat Barrel top Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
H.C.Faber Rawhide Combination trunk (refinished) - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Yes, that would be a rare one!Wonderful find!
  2. Great Romadka Trunk, Feel better Tom!
  3. 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...
  4. 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=...
  5. 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...
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinwiddie_Colored_Quartet
  7. BB2 -your right I try never to buy a used car from a dead guy!
  8. 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...
  9. Agree ,Love the gold look one on this Martin would be proud! https://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/226/57091536_128192645861.jpg
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Got it!
  13. 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=...
  14. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US460589-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US242522-0.png Some patents that may apply!
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Nope, close but no cigar! I think most of these patents are Canadian or French in origin.
  18. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US56720-0.png maybe, not sure?
  19. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/assets/digital/items/c110050/images/large.jpg
  20. nice find Greendog the luck has been with you.
  21. 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.
  22. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US322239-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD16879-0.png
  23. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD4010-0.png
  24. 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.
  25. Sweet twins!
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US362986-0.png Hasp lock patent. F.W. Mix, Nice find.
  33. Kind words, it's all fun,
  34. https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/nail-for-trunks.png?w=536 re-issued patent that may apply!
  35. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png Hasp patent!
  36. Some patents that apply: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US196500-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US196500-1.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/...
  37. http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/store/images/trunks2/T117_20161206_EmbossedMetal_02.JPG Nice refinish job Mike78 :Some similar patterns of embossed metal above (courtesy of Marvin Miller "This old Trun...
  38. It is more than likely embossed leather.That wonderful indigo blue interior is in decent shape for it's age.Good to see it survive, thanks for the post. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pag...
  39. https://books.google.com/books?id=06VAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA269&lpg=RA1-PA269&dq=luggage+and+leather+goods+Alexander+McDonald&source=bl&ots=O476nYBfz0&sig=KR9H9XNdcsQvg15TQGbxF_POSL0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKE...
  40. Some patents that may apply. A wonderful trunk http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD8784-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US167024-0.png https://patentimages.s...
  41. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/assets/digital/items/c110050/images/large.jpg Advertising and some history! https://books.google.com/books?id=7yNDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA398&lpg=PA398&dq=Hillebrand+and+wolf+...
  42. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US187267-0.png I wonder if this is the machine that made those slat clamps? https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD8306-0.png patent...
  43. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD4933-0.png a similar handle patent that may apply.Much luck wonderful trunk1
  44. Nice to see it survive, most are just crumbling away.
  45. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD17621-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US366286-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US369147-0.png ht...
  46. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US369147-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US312715-0.png Alligator tin pattern patents that greendog spoke of. Hillebrand / ...
  47. Thank you everyone for the kind words
  48. Really good find, Always wonderful to have the label of the maker.A desirable star ???? lock as well. Should finish out well.
  49. Thanks greendog giving this one to a young apprentice at work who rides motorcycles.He’s wanted one for a while.He owes me a case of Guinness.
  50. Love it greendog , can't wait to see it when your done! I had tried to purchase one very similar out in western Pa. not long ago,I was 4 hours to late! Sometimes it's just good luck finding the rare!
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