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Jackson, Michigan

Born and raised in Michigan, worked for Michigan department of corrections for almost 30 years retired 2012, love to golf got into trunks about six years ago.


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Late 1880's Martin Maier - Furniturein Furniture
Possibly early 1870's Martin Maier. - Furniturein Furniture
1900'S Boyd, Boyd & Boyd,  B. B. & B. Trunk. - Furniturein Furniture
1890's ?, Frank A. Stallman Dresser/Theatrical Trunk. - Furniturein Furniture
1870's WATKINS, WOLFF & CO'S - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Martin Maier Oak Slat Trunk update. - Furniturein Furniture
1880's oak slat Martin Maier  "Transformation" - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier update, The green is gone ! - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Alexander McDonald Sole leather trunk. - Furniturein Furniture
Early to Mid 1880's oak slat Martin Maier. - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Thanks Drill, good to hear from you, greendog.
  2. Thank you Johnsmith, greendog.
  3. Thank you Johnsmith, greendog.
  4. Thank you MNNorth, greendod.
  5. Thank you Ben, greendog.
  6. I don't believe this is a Jenny Lind trunk, Jenny Lind's had a distinct hour or bread loaf shape from the ends, this is strait on the ends, this is more along the lines of a stagecoach trunk, still ve...
  7. Thanks shughs, greendog.
  8. Nice trunk Tom, I really like this one, wish I had it! greendog.
  9. Thanks yougottahavestuff, greendog.
  10. Thanks for your comments, as always Tman, thank you, blunderbuss2, OldAsDirt, and Tom, thank you very much, greendog.
  11. Thanks for the loves, Johnsmith, Krimsynkittyn, blunderbuss2, OldAsDirt, fortapache, MNNorth, officialfuel, Watchseacher, trunkman, Im4anthingOld, ho2clutcha, Mike 78, thank you all very m...
  12. Thanks AnnaB, greendog.
  13. thank you Longings, greendog.
  14. Thanks Ben, greendog.
  15. Yes they do, greendog
  16. thank you vintagegril66, greendog.
  17. Can you repost some better pictures, greendog.
  18. Thank you Elisabethan, greendog.
  19. Thanks Tman, yeah I really like this one, the vulcanized fiber is in really good condition, no cracks at all, very well made trunk, heavy!, greendog.
  20. Thank you AnnaB, EJW54, AntiqueToys, greendog.
  21. Thank you Scarrick357 and AnnaB, greendog.
  22. Thanks officialfuel, greendog.
  23. No problem, anytime, greendog.
  24. hope this helps a little, greendog.
  25. Ok, I will try to help you out here, trunk is around mid 1880's give or take a bit, without a makers label hard to say who it was made by, hardware is mostly C.A. Taylor, patented 1877, it has a star...
  26. The 83 and 84 numbers on the back side are a part number, the patent date is 1877, you can find trunk nails on line, they are a special cut nail used to build trunks, I would remove the other slats yo...
  27. Painting your tin back to black is the easiest solution, I have also chemically aged new sheet metal, with a solution of white vinegar and liquid gun blue mixed together in a spray bottle, it will dar...
  28. Thank you MNNorth, greendog.
  29. Also without a makers label hard to say who the maker was, greendog.
  30. Mid 1880's , mostly C.A. Taylor hardware patented 1877, the gold color was called crystallized tin, very common and gold was the most popular color, looks good so far, what are your questions, green...
  31. Thank you FatBoy64, greendog.
  32. Thank you FatBoy64, greendog.
  33. Thank you fortapache, blunderbuss2, kentowill, KathyKay, Vynil33rpm, greendog.
  34. Thank you Tom, thanks Mike78, greendog.
  35. Trunk is not from 1850's , Early 1900 to 1920's give or take a bit, also not leather, it is vulcanized fiber, if you really like the trunk and can't find a key, remove the lock and replace it with one...
  36. Some people think they have the Holy Grail, and just wont budge, I see trunks that are 50 to 100 dollar trunks all the time and they want 800 to a 1000 dollars for them, oh well, what can you do, leav...
  37. Thank you very much Sats, I appreciate it. Painting isn't always a bad thing, but when someone paints a trunk like this, I just don't understand it. greendog
  38. I have seen this trunk recently in my searches, not bad, but I thought the price was to high for the condition it is in, I wish you good luck in your negotiations, greendog.
  39. On this one the panel with the mirror pulls down opening another compartment, I just showed a closeup of the label, greendog.
  40. Thank you vintagegril66, greendog.
  41. Thanks oldpeep, greendog.
  42. Thanks officialfuel, greendog.
  43. Thank you myoldkyhome, greendog
  44. Thank you PeggyLyn, greendog.
  45. Thanks Tman, Annab, greendog.
  46. Thank you chrissylovescats, greendog.
  47. Thank you Mike78, greendog.
  48. Thanks you, fortapache, racer4four, jscott0363, bjb5859, greendog.
  49. Thanks jscott0363, yes it is in very good condition, it needs to be cleaned, and new handles made, I have to reattach the lock plate as someone has removed the nails holding it in place, at least they...
  50. Thanks Tom, Johnsmith, JonB, blunderbuss2, greendog.
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