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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. Sorry so late on the response David. I agree with Greendog on all his choices, Every person is different.My problem is that I appreciate way to many makers .A couple things: I collect Trunk images, ...
  2. Thought I would share another design patent image that I just came across last night. Zoom in if you can. Enjoy! https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/82/0f/0d/c169b738b5b1ab/USD18875-drawin...
  3. No label, interior was nothing special . I have seen this style of hardware multiple times over the years.
  4. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/93806178_2857849220994868_3349378495724650496_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=843cd7&_nc_ohc=r2NUkQd2Kk4AX-JYdIS&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=...
  5. I hope you do Ben. I finally found this patent the other day. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/9c/52/04/2bd509f150ed7a/USD11523-drawings-page-1.png Ironically it was the 1600th trunk p...
  6. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/9c/52/04/2bd509f150ed7a/USD11523-drawings-page-1.png Just found this patent the other day.
  7. Here is the S. Herman 1884 patent image Marvin spoke of: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/56/b7/6a/3bb8e3c40b14e1/USD15071-drawings-page-1.png There are actually 2 other slat hardware des...
  8. Hey T-man, Just thought I would share something that I came across. Many times We seek to know who manufactured these trunks. Most times there are not labels on the interior.Below is a link with mu...
  9. It's like looking at a pristine 57 Chevy... that thing is sweet!
  10. Nothing to forgive Tom, No apology ever necessary with me pal. I just hope you feel better. Take things light, never sweat the small stuff and always keep a peaceful smile in your heart.
  11. Incidentally, that snake like metal pattern is also not seen very often. I find it really cool that he didn't just use flat metal in those 2 front locations. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis...
  12. Glad to help get this rare trunk into good hands. Enjoy !
  13. https://www.google.com/search?rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk03PpuOtPbrCNae-9e1UmGoQgrxUcw:1595888182530&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=indestructo+trunk&client=safari&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiw7-Hhuu7qAhXtlnIEHZo0BMIQsAR6BAgIEAE...
  14. Thanks Tom . Stock -not brass, it's High gloss enameled steel.It's an awesome baked on finish too (common to the period). Incidentally the only surfaces I did not repaint were the lock or the latches....
  15. Thanks for the loves.
  16. https://www.legacytrunks.com/Embosse%20Metal%20patterns.htm The Tin Pattern is Herringbone.Rust never sleeps, gently using Fine steel wool usually cleans in up a bit, for a period of time. Here is...
  17. It's funny but rare seems to be coming out of the wood work these days. I saw a very similar M&M with these latches about a month ago out in Missouri . Martin had 120 employees to keep busy with one ...
  18. Yes Tom, That is the "Four Chiefs" trunk I did six years ago. It has a twin called "The Buffalo Slaughter". A wonderful Lady who goes by" Thunder " on collector's weekly owns them now. Her trunk colle...
  19. Northern New Jersey D, Glad that trunk and those latches went to a good home.
  20. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82621598_3360748627285361_4007058874891763712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=843cd7&_nc_ohc=khlsJ0Lo2CkAX-LfNEN&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=eda306bb1564983acf...
  21. Maier's Description of the corner lock https://books.google.com/books?id=icw6AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PA1418&lpg=RA3-PA1418&dq=Martin+Maier+patents&source=bl&ots=RGzFjhpXIO&sig=ACfU3U2tB1madB8UAr6gP19Lw-ZH0...
  22. Some thoughts; So Brian as for the "M' being different than the corner iron. Here is Martin Maier's Corner Iron Design Patent 15,770 issued on Feb. 3 ,1885 in was applied for Oct.24, 1884. It clearl...
  23. Not really sure ,My guess is that they were made for a very short period of time. As with the progression of trunks, Cast hardware was heavy and more costly to produce adding to the weight of the tr...
  24. Hill Trunk company advertising; https://books.google.com/books?id=aOkLAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA192-IA23&lpg=PA192-IA23&dq=hill+trunk+company+nashville&source=bl&ots=FuGB6JCpex&sig=ACfU3U34YGGLFyN6rKRLd_VoHtq...
  25. Facebook Marketplace Texas, Atlanta Texas https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/192428261925102 Have at it Big D , it's been listed for weeks.
  26. Thats a wonder find Brian ,Yes those corner latches are still out there. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/100681174_10217557323826237_6332281575408926720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=3b28...
  27. One thing for me that is unique about this trunk is the bird lithograph. I have seldom seen the color "orange" used in litho pictures.I never thought you were off base with Schmit being the possible ...
  28. That's a great trunk in every way Tom so glad that it is in good hands. I agree it does resemble The Schmit Brothers trunk that Kathy Kay posted, Having said that, there were other makers that I have...
  29. https://books.google.com/books?id=E6kOAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA5-PA60&lpg=RA5-PA60&dq=J.Everleigh+leatheroid+trunks&source=bl&ots=FmT967QmVM&sig=ACfU3U23xuS_ZiKc7rCb8npfjA7J9PCJ6Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiU7paboKP...
  30. It's a wonderful trunk in great condition. The lock, the leather embellishments, it amazingly has original "HANDLES", even the interior screams quality manufacturer. That's a great pick up.
  31. https://books.google.com/books?id=eaZAAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA115&lpg=RA1-PA115&dq=luggage+and+leather+goods+likly+%26+rockett&source=bl&ots=QrJTwmssai&sig=ACfU3U1DiRJ5OIqBguhnPar061-91MkenQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=...
  32. https://www.la-malle-en-coin.com/en/ It is a french trunk. The above link may be a helpful source. Surete translates to safety or security and is found on many french locks. I have seen this hardw...
  33. Hey Ben,The fabric and upholstery cleaner I'm currently using is called "Tough Stuff'". It's a spray that turns to white foam (in a yellow can). You apply, let sit for 30 seconds to a minute and just ...
  34. A full history of house Goyard an interesting read. https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly/history-of-goyard
  35. Ben, that is really an impressive trunk. Everything just stands out .Thanks for posting the label. I have been searching some older Nashville directories looking for advertising or a listing , no luc...
  36. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/96130025_10216738098707192_2779891541949284352_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=3b2858&_nc_ohc=hwzU6v5lbk0AX8y5Tw_&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh...
  37. Thanks T-Man.
  38. They are wonderful changes.This trunk has a super look to it.
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. Thanks T-man, still a work in progress trunk is cleaning up well though.
  42. 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...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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...
  45. You are so right T-Man finding them is half the fun for me.
  46. 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...
  47. Thank you Willy, that was the look I was going for with this very plain style trunk.
  48. 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.
  49. 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...
  50. 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/
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