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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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Stallman & Starr trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Trunk refinish - Furniturein Furniture
Traveling Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier Advertising - Furniturein Furniture
Trunk trucks #2 - Furniturein Furniture
Trunk trucks - Furniturein Furniture
Some painted furniture  - Furniturein Furniture
Old chairs painted and repurposed  - Animalsin Animals
Romadka trunk cont. - Furniturein Furniture
Romadka Trunk (Western Star) circa 1886 refinished  - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. The label is what made me spend the $20.00 .Everyone does them a little different and that's a good thing.I wire wheeled and took the whole trunk to bare metal , Cleaned the metal down with alcohol. T...
  2. Thanks guys , Greendog ,That trend has been going for quite some time. https://d3h6k4kfl8m9p0.cloudfront.net/stories/QajHz.ncIaCH.-DmD6hYHw.jpg https://d3h6k4kfl8m9p0.cloudfront.net/stories/83DmQd...
  3. Thanks T-man, still a work in progress trunk is cleaning up well though.
  4. Here is a link from luggage and leather goods dated 1918 describing Seward's offering of this type popular style of wardrobe trunk. https://books.google.com/books?id=7ZlAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq...
  5. Hey T-man a great find! These are very difficult to find in that good of condition. The lock is 1850's and 60's. Marvin Miller posted a similar one of these a few years back, it's been on my bucket ...
  6. Here is a link to some history. https://books.google.com/books?id=nc87AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PA56&lpg=RA3-PA56&dq=Edgar+Farmer+trunk+company+Astor+place+new+york&source=bl&ots=UcpuZTOuOF&sig=ACfU3U3KamCDW...
  7. You are so right T-Man finding them is half the fun for me.
  8. Brian the embossments on the original leather in the front are quite unique and awesome to say the least.I always look for different patterns to burn, Don't be surprised if you see me burn them into a...
  9. Thank you Willy, that was the look I was going for with this very plain style trunk.
  10. Sweet a wonderful look to it.! I love the center nails down the cross slats, you don't see that very often. Is that original? I wonder why he didn't do all the slats that way they look awesome.
  11. A Link to some History of Stallman and Starr; https://books.google.com/books?id=pJxAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA324&lpg=RA1-PA324&dq=stallman+and+starr+trunk&source=bl&ots=1QdFzu_y_7&sig=ACfU3U0hJchCgj5aQPC...
  12. Yep Brian, Headed out for another old dog this morning, the kennel is filing up fast gonna need homes for adoption. I'll post it later. https://www.adoptapet.com/blog/new-cartoon-old-dogs/
  13. A link to a little history-Enjoy http://www.woodlandparkcolumbus.com/1666-east-broad-street.html
  14. A wonderful job that you have done to bring this trunk back to it's splendor. Be very proud. Below is some advertising for this trunk which was sold by many trunk dealers of the time period.Thanks for...
  15. https://nara.getarchive.net/media/drawing-of-a-traveling-trunk-603666 https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US2319-0.png http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US4438-0.png Pa...
  16. Love it Brian, The contrast in colors makes it pop. Ha! that room is getting pretty crowded with show pieces . I'm thinking of only looking for the small ones these days. My wife hates how much room t...
  17. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US1655378-0.png The above link should be the 1926 patent A.T. Long so it would not be older than that date. Many times a local locksmith can be hel...
  18. Thanks for the interior pics. Well it is definitely a Mid sized Hat trunk.It held 6 hats/bonnets.This size was more than likely for a woman. It is still difficult to be sure exactly who made it, witho...
  19. It is hard to say definitively without a label what manufacturer made this(Desirable) canvas and leather mid size trunk.It might be a Hat trunk ,Images of the the interior would tell that. I.E. Trays,...
  20. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Yale_%26_Towne_Manufacturing_Co%2C_1897.jpg/440px-Yale_%26_Towne_Manufacturing_Co%2C_1897.jpg The Embossed lock was manufactured by Yale an...
  21. http://cigarboxlabels.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=95311&g2_serialNumber=2 A Drucker Billhead.
  22. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USD33744-0.png Here is a Drucker patent image for the date.
  23. http://www.historicalcrimedetective.com/vds-mrs-evelyn-romadkas-scandalous-downfall-1907/ Mrs. Evelyn Romadka History, 1907 A strange story!
  24. https://s3.amazonaws.com/pastperfectonline/images/museum_383/009/ia01890005.jpg A 1907 image of Romadka Bros. Trunk
  25. Great find Tom, love the double nail work and interior.
  26. Stunning as usual Brian, like the darker color contrast with the lighter slats. The lock really brings the hardware together.
  27. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US721165-0.png https://patents.google.com/patent/US986841 Agree with Greendog.
  28. The patent on the front is for the paper trunk cover design only.It is by Henry Braunhold Nov. 6 1864. Unfortunately there is no picture of this particular design as many of the patent drawings for 1...
  29. I agree with Greendog ,the latch is not original to the trunk. Those type of fasteners with the lid lifter option on the top half started in use in the 1900s. The trunk is a few decades before that t...
  30. Headley and Farmer was an American trunk Company that dates back to 1842 in Newark N.J. Which was one of the centers of trunk manufacturing industry . These trunk latches and hardware were used from...
  31. Here are some patent image links below that may apply to this trunk. It was a very popular model during the 1900s. Nice to see you cherish it. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US98...
  32. Tom 3 additional C.A. Taylor patents to go with the ones above.Enjoy! Trunk fastener Drawing 1868 https://books.google.com/books?id=MdI6AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA856&lpg=RA2-PA856&dq=C.A.+Taylor+patent+n...
  33. Many times trunk patents and infringements on those patents ended up in court. Those court cases and decisions rendered, shed light on the history of trunk makers. It is a long read but has many ins...
  34. Hey Tom, Thought this fine trunk would be a good place to leave some history of C.A. Taylor and his patent images from 1860 through 1888. It has taken me quite some time to find them.He was one of the...
  35. Always remember that the "Description" of each patent drawing that I post can be looked up by searching the "Patent sitemap and the Year of issue" From that point they are organized by month and US ...
  36. Sorry two Leatheroids didn't post, Trying again http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US433389-0.png https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US831064-0.png
  37. Taking another look at these.You really did a wonderful job on them Brian. Hey ,I found some links to images of bucket list items: Enjoy. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US18173...
  38. Hey Brian ,thought I would share a neat drawing of Martin Maier storefront advertising, that I had come across .It Might look neat as a lithograph inside a trunk lid /tray who knows? https://books...
  39. Thanks Big D, I sent it out.
  40. https://patents.google.com/patent/US408462 https://patents.google.com/patent/US255122A/en https://patents.google.com/patent/US317736 https://patents.google.com/patent/US532042 Thanks Jim Here are...
  41. Sessions Jr.original patent https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US255122-0.png J.J. Cowell, Had A variation in the nailing of the upper portion. A Similar fastener to Sessions. h...
  42. Hey Tom, Cool find . Kind of neat to find that bow-tie between those two stars on the latch, as well as that extra nail on the top portion of the catch.It's a little different, I have seen that partic...
  43. A link to a Hasp patent that may apply: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US1503462-0.png The outside skin of the trunk is made of vulcanized fibre.Vu-Cot Fibre is one of the mak...
  44. I apologize: these are the G.S. Eggeman patents 1891 Sheets 1 and 2 https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/65/52/f9/21d6cd48e9a585/US465694-drawings-page-1.png https://patentimages.storage.go...
  45. Hi Tom,I Didn't see this one. Just thought I would share some things I've found. I believe one of these is the patent for this trunk. Godfrey S. Eggemann wall trunk Dec. 22 1891 sheets 1 and 2 https...
  46. Some More of George Crouch patents,He certainly left his mark on the trunk industry : http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US388638-0.png https://crouchandfitzgerald.files.wordpress.co...
  47. Great find for the money. Tom I developed a deep respect for Crouch& Fitzgerald trunks . George Crouch in particular exemplified what American invention and enterprise really is. In an effort to share...
  48. https://patents.google.com/patent/US460589 Here is the link to the full patent description. Just scroll down. It is an original patent not a renewal. It appears as a stamped sheet steel hinge, ...
  49. The hinges might have come in different sizes? These do appear as a slightly larger size 3 nails top, 4 on bottom. Certainly a popular shape of the times.These are the only patents that I can find o...
  50. Love the Trunk Tom ,leather is in good shape. Here is an earlier patent by Zecariah Walsh that may apply to the lock, it does have some similar characteristics. Corbin did buy up early patents of smal...
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