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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. I apologize, 2 of the above links unfortunately will not post to collectors weekly. If you send me an e-mail listed in my profile KSherwood I will send you the images that failed to post.
  2. Without a label it is hard to say definitively who made it. It's tricky but here goes. There were many ( around 20) wall trunk companies. Patents were held and also sold for use by others. Below i...
  3. Hey T- man ,I knew it was in that mess of patents I have. Happy holidays to you and family. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/9d/4c/1b/3fd0cd0f57dc14/USRE8520-drawings-page-1.png
  4. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/9c/dc/f1/de7356379d5106/US312715-drawings-page-1.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US225497-0.png Here are some patent images that ...
  5. Here are some patents that may apply to this trunk.A good guide is that it can be no older than the oldest patent dates.Many popular trunk patents were used for a number of decades. Hope this helps t...
  6. This trunk is known as a Jenny Lind trunk. A tell tale sign is the large brass buttons and hour glass or bread loaf shape. They were made by hundreds of makers between the 1840s to the end of the 187...
  7. There were many trunk manufacturers without a label it is hard to say exactly who made it. Having said that , parameters between 1920s to 1935s based on some of the hardware visible. I have seen very...
  8. Your welcome Cassie, glad you got the advertising . It is neat to match up, advertising or pictures of the storefront even different types of the makers labels and place it with the trunk. I do that ...
  9. That's a lotta gifts under the tree.
  10. Your Welcome. It is the "Celebrated Stanley trunk model" 1904 I have a search link to that image below, it may not post.If it does, click on the image in the upper right corner for a better view. ...
  11. Thanks for the post. I Believe this trunk to be a Homer Young dresser.Belo is some advertising. https://www.atticpaper.com/prodimages/090610_B/youngstrunk.jpg
  12. Thanks for the post. A really wonderful Zinc Trunk T-man, those latches were part of a major federal lawsuit Cowell vs. Sessions. Sessions held the C.A Taylor latch patents and asserted that Cowell (...
  13. A great find for "free" .It very well could be a Seward trunk as they were one of the many large manufacturers. Especially seeing the trunk tray patent.This trunk style is considered a cross slat trun...
  14. I can't say that I have seen them without a lock, a trunk after all carried valuables that people tended to want secure. Having said that, anything is possible it sure could have been added later.
  15. The trunk really finished out well, great job. I collect trunk advertising. I have only seen two manufacturers advertising that shows that style of handle.Having said that I'm sure there were others. ...
  16. This type of trunk style is considered a cross slat trunk 1880's .They were made by the thousands by many manufacturers. Without a label it is hard to say which maker made it. Below are some patent i...
  17. This style of trunk was mass produced by the thousands by a hundred different makers without a label or patented hardware it is hard to say exactly who made it. This type of lock was more than like...
  18. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US540734-0.png Here is the Goldsmith 1895 hardware patent that may apply to this trunk.
  19. Some history in a catalog. https://www.buckinghambooks.com/book/taylor-trunks-for-the-profession/
  20. The C.A. Taylor company was established in 1859. C.A Taylor had many trunk patents along the way. They had 2 locations Chicago and New York. Most of the early ones only have the Chicago location stam...
  21. You educated guess of 1890's is good. These Cross slat trunks were made by the thousands across America, by many makers for many years .Without a label it is hard to say exactly who made it. The major...
  22. Here are some patents that apply to this paper covered trunk. There were hundreds of makers during the time period that used many of these trunk parts. Without a label it is very hard to say which ma...
  23. 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...
  24. This Hector Lamontage & company trunk is wonderful.Thanks for posting a fine example of one of Canada's major trunk makers.
  25. A very nice job bringing it back.
  26. 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...
  27. 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
  28. https://www.gjenvick.com/OceanTravel/TravelGuide/06-SteamerTrunks.html 1932 steamer trunk measurements and guidance
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. Very nice!
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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...
  34. A wonderful example of AuDepart Below is a link to the company history enjoy! https://eu.audepart.com/en-gb/heritage/
  35. 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.
  36. 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...
  37. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US3184935-0.png I Agree with Greendog.
  38. That’s a Great find Damon .Should finish out well.
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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
  45. 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_...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Continental trunk- specialized in 3 Ply, veneer construction, vulcanized fibre covered trunks during the 1920's and beyond.
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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