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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. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fwwdt2CxpAw/Ty1Q5U_GS-I/AAAAAAAAKs4/LA9moimNfFA/s1600/IMG_3317.jpg Splendid find. So much brass so little time!Enjoy! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O_lJ0QPW1eA/T1GdTevW9RI...
  2. More than likely European, I have seen that shape before.
  3. Has a very clean look to it Randall,love that "brain"pattern on the metal.
  4. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USRE7164-0.png Wonderful Job on this one Greendog came out really nice.
  5. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US136040-0.png A similar hinge patent that might apply Wonderful trunk!Thanks for sharing.
  6. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US498472-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US460589-0.png Nice trunk love the Red mottled look, and the lid lifter. Some p...
  7. Yeah those handle caps are rare hard find, nice trunk
  8. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US518095-0.png Parts of this patent could possibly apply.
  9. Ya. pretty rare trunk you don't see that level of nail work that often. combine that with that red stripped canvas, and the leather over the valance. Some thoughts: I have seen a few of these over th...
  10. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US190035-0.png patent that may apply
  11. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US513470-1.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US268694-0.png Two more patents.Sometimes it takes a while to go through the 1700 ...
  12. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US140338-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US171948-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US186990-0.png ...
  13. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US291230-0.png A patent that might apply and Some financial history! https://books.google.com/books?id=qjWTAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA945&lpg=PA945&dq=history...
  14. https://books.google.com/books?id=m6ZAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA120&lpg=RA1-PA120&dq=F.+Kukkuck+veneer+tops&source=bl&ots=F86d90VSVL&sig=ePeBXFz8Coc4mqF65LBCXYoGlBg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjU2tCHifbZAhWCq1kKHYj...
  15. https://books.google.com/books?id=KgI2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA950&lpg=PA950&dq=St+louis+Trunk+patent+trunk+manufacturers&source=bl&ots=oIL64swm0E&sig=VppZHFV2KeRjX4MFPMKqCCI-58o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qiwYVYi6KdPrggS-94...
  16. It is important to acknowledge these plywood Veneer trunk cover patents beginning in 1882 by F. Kukkuck. Understand the changing technology of the time period.The evolution of the trunk lid. These imp...
  17. I'm guessing 1885 to 1900s Below is a link for the process of Mottling different types of metals 1892 just scroll around and you can learn quite a bit. https://books.google.com/books?id=4m81AAAAMA...
  18. Yep! That's a ton of work. It's so sweet though as good as it gets. I just can't seem to find these around where I live. And I've been looking, bucket list item.
  19. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US721165-0.png a few patents that may apply http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US986841-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis....
  20. https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0511/10/1_a5bca4cc4cb5f45fe470698dfd360fc0.jpg Frank A Stallman biography: https://books.google.com/books?id=pJxAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA323&lpg=R...
  21. Can't wait to seat when your done. It'll be cool
  22. Wonderful Randall so great to see you repair an item that was special to someone .
  23. A Wonderful traveling trunk for it's time. Amazing to see that much leather still on it. Below is a link to some cool trunk advertising from 1844 that I had found awhile back.(Hope it posts) just scro...
  24. Started burning another one similar to this.
  25. Working on another one similar to this, been burning all day.
  26. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d2/5f/c8/d25fc81b851273485a7bbaf27d5f18d5--old-trunks-vintage-trunks.jpg
  27. It is more than likely the lock makers mark.much luckhttps://i.pinimg.com/736x/d2/5f/c8/d25fc81b851273485a7bbaf27d5f18d5--old-trunks-vintage-trunks.jpg
  28. https://www.antler.co.uk/heritage Above some history of just one of the companies that used this style of lock, and potentially made this style of trunk.Below is another that made this style of lug...
  29. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5x5VsUi4S6c/SXUltnvOneI/AAAAAAAABaQ/FQxe0qmrv5Q/s1600/J.H.+Sessions+%26+Son+employees,+Bristol.jpg Pretty sure these guys made most of the hardware.
  30. I like to think that his spirit is smiling and certainly would approve! https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos250/photos/2010/226/57091536_128192645861.jpg
  31. http://www.thisoldtrunk.com/store/images/trunks2/T117_20161206_EmbossedMetal_06.JPG Above is a catalog photo of this style of metal covering.(Image Courtesy of Marvin Miller this old trunk.com) The...
  32. Nice job on your first project, bringing new life into this trunk must be rewarding.
  33. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US586297-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US586297-1.png Here are the patents that apply to this box, thanks for the post.
  34. https://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_d9Fy56GVrRD_600x450.jpg here is an image of a label for a maker of this style of trunk.
  35. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US721165-0.png Possible patent that may apply.
  36. Hi Kathy,I concur with Greendog they are Martin Maier patented hinges. Some thoughts: The label says J.R. Harlacher manufacurer and "DEALER" in Harness, Trunks and bags. This manufacturer may have m...
  37. That is a very nice find Greendog,I'm sure you will do it justice bringing it back to life.Happy New Year!
  38. http://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/ This website may be of help in researching french trunks. Much luck!
  39. http://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/images/stories/Malle_France/Armand%20pasquier.JPG found a different label
  40. https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_fejVrBP2VzU_1200x900.jpg An image of a label I came across.
  41. wonderful job!
  42. 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...
  43. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Whittle-trunk-and-bag-company-tn1.jpg some advertising for the company.
  44. 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...
  45. Wonderful to see !
  46. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jyXkQVMiayU/T9i7RK-iMJI/AAAAAAAAA_A/nQELZV46vFs/s400/IMG_2198.JPG trunk building
  47. Stunning Ben as always .
  48. 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...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
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