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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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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
 Additional cross slat side photos - Furniturein Furniture


  1. That is a very nice find Greendog,I'm sure you will do it justice bringing it back to life.Happy New Year!
  2. http://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/ This website may be of help in researching french trunks. Much luck!
  3. http://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/images/stories/Malle_France/Armand%20pasquier.JPG found a different label
  4. https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_fejVrBP2VzU_1200x900.jpg An image of a label I came across.
  5. wonderful job!
  6. https://books.google.com/books?id=xpsaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA218&lpg=PA218&dq=whittle+trunk+and+bag+history&source=bl&ots=ptF91rD0y-&sig=QYSa24xhytOMTNScUNgpgwECeI4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN06TMlLTXAhUKOiYKHUs3...
  7. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Whittle-trunk-and-bag-company-tn1.jpg some advertising for the company.
  8. http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/samsonite-corp-history/ Some history of the company and family. http://www.jmaw.org/shwayder-jewish-samsonite-denver/ http://digital.denverlibra...
  9. Wonderful to see !
  10. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jyXkQVMiayU/T9i7RK-iMJI/AAAAAAAAA_A/nQELZV46vFs/s400/IMG_2198.JPG trunk building
  11. Stunning Ben as always .
  12. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US192355-0.png The latch hardware patent. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US155601-0.png Trunk patent that may apply to the tray...
  13. It is one that I have sen before ,but enjoyed seeing it just the same. You don't get to see to many labels of his so it is a great find. Thanks for the post Greendog.
  14. Very cool ,Always nice to see the leather in great shape.I love that style of handle it is very unique to the time period. Was the label in good shape ? It is always cool to see a good Martin Maier ...
  15. I love the look even the way that it is T-man .The brass cleans up nice.I would possibly consider just clear coating it.Picasso might approve. You would be hard pressed to find that latch and lock ha...
  16. A great maker of many styles of trunk! http://uptonabbeyco.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/8/4/21848340/419059_orig.jpg
  17. Some advertising from the Likly co. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSEI9TnOTsWRthOdqfe84dgYuqJIuyU3QfgzsQ6e4qLL4bwRW7meA http://mcnygenealogy.com/pics/_data/i/upload/2013/1...
  18. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD8784-0.png A few patents to confirm your find. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US185971-0.png A label for Romadka. http://ima...
  19. http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/11376u1.jpg Above is a photo of James Topham's storefront.You can find it next to the "Cafe"sign. He was a prominent trunk maker on the east coast for a period ...
  20. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US536490-0.png It is a nice find as you don't see wall trunks everyday.Rare no, but harder to find yes especially with a label. I like to use Citr...
  21. Love the work, Mom sure has a gift.Wow! Awesome to hear ,wishing you the best of luck!
  22. Wonderful job Randall as always.I agree with your assessment of the (Goyardine) pattern (so ahead of it's time).. They found perfection in that pattern. They mixed it with unwavering quality materials...
  23. I believe it to be a Romadka trunk.Here is a patent that a portion may apply regarding the leaf design. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US291230-0.png
  24. Hi Jim wonderful work as usual. I'm thinking that this is Romadka hardware on the slat clamps. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US335148-0.png https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stor...
  25. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US291230-0.png Just something I came across.
  26. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png
  27. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US986841-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US337187-0.png some patents that may apply.
  28. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US986841-0.png
  29. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US399083-0.png your welcome
  30. Some patent information that may apply. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US498472-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US163230-0.png Some know this as the pinwhe...
  31. http://journaltimes.com/news/local/m-m-secor/article_0aa93918-e826-5aa7-bdf7-69c1331bef56.html A real Character.
  32. The old man himself. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/4688/872/1600/HorlickSecor..jpg
  33. Trunk catch patent. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US498472-0.png Cross slat patent, hope these help! http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US225497-0.png
  34. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/M._M._Secor_Trunk_Company_circa_1885-90.jpg/800px-M._M._Secor_Trunk_Company_circa_1885-90.jpg These would be the Boys that made it! A littl...
  35. This is an older American trunk lid patent that could apply to this trunk. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US52979-0.png A Slat clamp patent of the time. https://patentimages.stora...
  36. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5c/df/f7/5cdff79e92f420cfeee3b343e8589af3.jpg Wonderful find.My thought is a Homer Young Dresser trunk around 1904 ( based on the triangular shape of the top) I beli...
  37. Very nice has all the bells and whistles, I'm sure you will make it even more desirable in good time. It might be a challenge finding a lock hasp of that type I'll keep on the look out.
  38. Yeah It's off the hook greendog
  39. http://www.hmsantiquetrunks.com/uploads/3/4/6/2/34625933/2849074_orig.jpg Closest picture I could find courtesy of Jim's site.
  40. It is an American made trunk.Having studied the life of Jenny Lind and her travels in the U.S. I have yet to find a Jenny Lind trunk (curved style(loaf of bread shaped/hourglass or straight sided ) ...
  41. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/thenewsherald.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/83/f83b4b21-b249-59e2-a156-8c1270abdbca/57d30c223c61a.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C791 The boys at Beals...
  42. Some later advertising of the company and patents-An 1881 Trade card of the company! https://hne-rs.s3.amazonaws.com/filestore/1/3/8/4/6/4_d24e002f1518712/138464scr_4f5e8515a2023a9.jpg Some 1890...
  43. http://www.islandtrunkshop.com/hollow_barrell_trunk_keys.html Maybe you can find a key at this trunk shop much luck!
  44. http://www.islandtrunkshop.com/hollow_barrell_trunk_keys.html This trunk shop may be able to help with a key.
  45. https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/6158103637.html https://chambana.craigslist.org/atq/6192005871.html https://appleton.craigslist.org/atq/6172698328.html https://appleton.craigslist.org/a...
  46. https://www.chieftrunk.com/pages/lineage http://www.magazine-advertisements.com/oshkosh-trunk-company.html Two cool sites Just scroll down.
  47. https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/atq/6214844620.html Actually I think you can get mighty close to finding it. I would search Craigslist/Antique / trunk .Oshkosh made them by the thousands, you mi...
  48. http://assets.coolhunting.com/coolhunting/mt_asset_cache/2014/11/Chief-Trunk-Oshkosh-2.jpg http://assets.coolhunting.com/coolhunting/mt_asset_cache/2014/11/Chief-Trunk-3.jpg Hard to find a lid f...
  49. Wonderful trunk. Some thoughts: I would consider leaving the leather on this one, it appears from the pictures provided that most of it is in tact and relatively good condition.Mink oil and saddle so...
  50. Look for a clear matte (No Gloss) finish spray.Several light coats with time to dry between coats works well .Tape off areas that you don't want sprayed .Krylon is one manufacturer that comes to mind...
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