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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. 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...
  2. 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 / ...
  3. Thank you everyone for the kind words
  4. Really good find, Always wonderful to have the label of the maker.A desirable star ???? lock as well. Should finish out well.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Nice find,I'm still looking for the right priced one to redo.
  8. Nice getting harder to find!
  9. Really sweet Romadka!
  10. Wondering if it could be one of the many(expired) trademarks of R&H Macy.As the company produced in house many household items. https://www.visitmacysusa.com/article/history-macys-humble-beginnings-...
  11. The leather and nail work are wonderful, as well as the lock and corners.Love it! https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USRE7164-0.png
  12. http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/results?ObjectType=trunk&Page=5 Sometimes it is just nice to see trunks that have not been touched the above site has some wonderful examples.Enjoy! Ma...
  13. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US436566-0.png Wall trunk patent. A few other trunk patents by Mr. Palica ,he was a busy guy! https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US4...
  14. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/58/86/9b/58869b194d4359a6caa912cb3499b94b.jpg Love the trunk! A little history of Palica's business partner who tried to blow up M.M. Secor.It became the downfall of ...
  15. Moynat was fairly good at marking most of their product. This is one of the reasons that they are considered one of the better manufacturers. Without a label it is really hard to say, it could be from...
  16. 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...
  17. More than likely European, I have seen that shape before.
  18. Has a very clean look to it Randall,love that "brain"pattern on the metal.
  19. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/USRE7164-0.png Wonderful Job on this one Greendog came out really nice.
  20. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US136040-0.png A similar hinge patent that might apply Wonderful trunk!Thanks for sharing.
  21. 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...
  22. Yeah those handle caps are rare hard find, nice trunk
  23. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US518095-0.png Parts of this patent could possibly apply.
  24. 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...
  25. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US190035-0.png patent that may apply
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. 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....
  35. 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...
  36. Can't wait to seat when your done. It'll be cool
  37. Wonderful Randall so great to see you repair an item that was special to someone .
  38. 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...
  39. Started burning another one similar to this.
  40. Working on another one similar to this, been burning all day.
  41. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d2/5f/c8/d25fc81b851273485a7bbaf27d5f18d5--old-trunks-vintage-trunks.jpg
  42. It is more than likely the lock makers mark.much luckhttps://i.pinimg.com/736x/d2/5f/c8/d25fc81b851273485a7bbaf27d5f18d5--old-trunks-vintage-trunks.jpg
  43. 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...
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. 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...
  47. Nice job on your first project, bringing new life into this trunk must be rewarding.
  48. 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.
  49. https://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_d9Fy56GVrRD_600x450.jpg here is an image of a label for a maker of this style of trunk.
  50. http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US721165-0.png Possible patent that may apply.
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