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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 four years ago.

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1870's Martin Maier Interior. - Furniturein Furniture
Martin Maier label. - Furniturein Furniture
Another Martin Maier very late 1870's to early 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Mid to late 1870's Martin Maier - Furniturein Furniture
 Mid to late 1880's Martin Maier  - Furniturein Furniture
1850's, 1860's Jenny Lind - Furniturein Furniture
Mid to late 1880's  Beals & Selkirk trunk ? - Furniturein Furniture
1870 Jenny Lind - Furniturein Furniture
trunk update - Furniturein Furniture
1870's pure zinc embossed metal trunk - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. nice call Jim, I didn't see the holes, greendog.
  2. Nice, mid 1880's or so, little cleaning, sanding and finish, it will look great, greendog
  3. looks to be in pretty good shape, strip the paint and see what you got, Manikin, the inside piece you are referring to is the lid, top of the trunk, obviously not attached, if it were my grandmothers,...
  4. I would say more around early 1900's , look's like vulcanized fiber to me. greendog
  5. Thanks to all, this is one of my favorite trunks in my collection, someday I'll get around to finishing the inside and post it, greendog.
  6. Hey Drill, that's off of a Martin Maier flat top in Dundee Michigan, wouldn't mind getting it, but they want way to much for it, greendog
  7. Nice job J C, as always, greendog.
  8. looks fantastic, great job, makes me feel good to see that others love these old trunks I much as I do, greendog.
  9. It may not be a Martin Maier, but it's still a great trunk, this was a higher end trunk with the leather and all the cast hardware, trunks like this were built by several people, one would build the w...
  10. Hey MNNorth, this trunk looks familiar to me, like I have seen it before, anyway this trunk has great potential, I think you should remove the leather because of what I see on the one end, as for the ...
  11. The 1877 is when the lock itself was patented, not when the trunk was made, the latches on the front were patented in 1882 and the embossed alligator tin was patented in 1885, so your trunk was made s...
  12. You are very welcome, and thanks for posting it for us all to see, greendog.
  13. Put a magnet on it, it should stick, this will remove any doubt, greendog.
  14. P.S. patent dates on individual parts show when that part was patented and not when the trunk was made, some trunk hardware was used for decades, greendog.
  15. Your trunk is around mid to late 1880's give or take a little, the covering is embossed tin in a very beautiful color, every think about the trunk looks original, you can probably find a # 10 key on e...
  16. Hi debbi, I will post a picture of it, it's in bad shape at this time, for some reason you can't swap out pictures any more, so it will be a new post, greendog.
  17. Thank's to everyone for looking, greendog.
  18. Thank's everyone , yeah can't wait to get started on it , unfortunately she's about 10 or 12 trunks down the line, but I'll get there, greendog.
  19. Thank's Sats, Drill, happy to show it, greendog
  20. Your welcome, glad I could be of some help to you, greendog.
  21. No, I can't tell you what key # it is, never seen a key hole like that before, almost looks like you are missing part of the lock, where the key go's in, the two holes on the sides of the big hole a...
  22. Nice trunk, without a makers label very hard to say, the latches you refer to as locks, were probably used by many trunk makers, I think your trunk is closer to 1880 because of the reissue date of 187...
  23. Thanks Drill, yes the label was in great shape, I will post a picture of it, greendog.
  24. Strip it !
  25. I concur with what Scotty has stated 100% early 1900's, a lot of people refer to all trunks as steamer trunks, which is incorrect, this is a true steamer trunk for the reasons Scotty has stated, gree...
  26. I would say late 1880' to 1890's," Chromeo lithographs" pictures, were random and had no particular meaning, the words, Kiss Miss, were probably written by the owner of the trunk at some point in time...
  27. I would say late 1880's to early 1890's, most trunks were decorated with colorful borders and trim on the inside, also pictures," Chromeo lithographs" were random pictures, ranging from, women, childr...
  28. Wow !!! one of the nicest flat tops I've ever seen, not much of a flat top fan, most are dull, boring square boxes, but this is a fantastic trunk, and as always you did a fantastic job on her inside a...
  29. American made trunk, from around 1880's to 1890's, thousands of american made trunks were sent over seas to be bought by Immigrants, that came to america. sorry but in this condition very little value...
  30. Hey Trunkjunky, I hear to many people worried about ruining the value of an old trunk, the fact is their are only a few brands of trunks that are worth any real money, and if you come across them in g...
  31. Nice Job J C, Looks fantastic inside and out, got to love Martin Maier trunks, I have two that I can't wait to get started on, but you know how that goes, great job, greendog.
  32. closer to early 187o's
  33. I would say mid to late 1890's give or take a little, trunk has been painted at least once, was never white, cross slat design, patented in 1880, smooth tin between wood slats, probably what they call...
  34. I would say mid to late 1860's, leather strap and buckle closer's in front, metal latches were first patented in 1872, so I would guess prior to that. Trunk was probably covered with leather originall...
  35. Thank's , Scotty, FatBoy and Drill.
  36. typical 1900'-1920's wardrobe trunk, made by every one at the time, Hartman, Lord & Taylor, Rodgers, Indestructo, just to name a few, no offense but i hope you didn't pay a lot for it, I see these all...
  37. Nice trunk, looks solid and in good shape, the question is, what is original , I believe the trunk has been painted all black at some time in its life. The smooth tin between the slats was probably w...
  38. well good luck with it, thanks for sharing, greendog.
  39. I see that, talking to Jim Cardoza at HMS Antiques, we believe this is a home made trunk, not factory, it's a mystery trunk, love it, greendog
  40. wow! this trunk looks heavy, very thick looking boards, can't tell for sure but it doesn't look like it ever had compartments or a tray in it, most bottom boards in trunks run length wise, this trunk ...
  41. If you just want to clean off some of the grime and dirt, I use Murphy's oil soap and a soft brush, it cleans wood really good, after that hit your metal and wood with a good paste wax and buff. gree...
  42. You could but, In this condition its probably not worth more than 100 to 200 at best, its from around early to mid 1800's, I believe this is a cross slat design with wood slats running front to back a...
  43. Awesome trunk, love the embossed tin, have not seen these patterns, kind of a unique design, with the top wood slat being back away from the edge, gives it a different look, this is not a chest, this ...
  44. Thank's T man.
  45. Thanks Drill.
  46. Definitely hand cut, your trunk is much earlier, rather than later, greendog.
  47. Let me ask this, do the dovetail cuts appear to be by hand, with different sizes or do they appear to be machine cut, all looking exactly the same ?
  48. If the corners are dovetailed, then I hold to my dates that I stated, but remember that's just my opinion. greendog
  49. I'am not saying that this is an earlier piece that someone tried to pass off as a much older piece, but it happens. The way things are made and the materials used are only clues to when something was ...
  50. Very possible scott, I did not notice the lapped corners at first, the corners on my trunk are hand cut dovetail joints. greendog
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