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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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1880's Martin Maier Oak Slat Trunk update. - Furniturein Furniture
1880's oak slat Martin Maier progress. - 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
Possibly late 1850's to early 1860's Octagon or Bevel top travel trunk. - Furniturein Furniture
Early to mid 1870's WATKINS WOLFF & CO'S leather trunk. - Furniturein Furniture
1910 - 1920 Vulcanized Fiber Steamer Trunk update. - Furniturein Furniture
1890's fancy metal covered trunk, Vulcan lock by Yale & Towne. - Furniturein Furniture
Langmuir maybe ? 1910-1920 monitor/ waterfall trunk. - Furniturein Furniture


  1. Thank you Mike78, appreciate very much, greendog.
  2. Thanks to all for the loves and comments, greendog.
  3. Thank you very much KathyKay, greendog.
  4. Thank you very much Drill, yeah I think it was worth the time and effort, greendog. Thanks Johnsmith, Thanks Ben, greendog.
  5. Thank you very much Tom, greendog.
  6. Embossed leather, but in really bad shape,the wheels on it are patented 1855, it also had leather straps and buckles, I would say 1860's give or take a bit, very cool hidden key hole lock, you slide t...
  7. Ok, Yeah, I didn't see the 1908 publication, thank you, greendog.
  8. Thanks to all for the loves, greendog.
  9. Thank's Drill, I wish they would have said when McDonalds moved from 11 school street to 15 Beacon street, it would have given me a better time frame of the trunk, but thanks for the info. greendog.
  10. Thanks Tman, yeah you better grab em when you see them, because they don't come around often, greendog.
  11. Thanks Tom, this one's coming along nicely, can't understand why anyone would paint a trunk like this one, been really lucky when it comes to martin Maier's, greendog.
  12. They are made with heavy'er thicker leather, like what was used for shoe sole's , the leather on wood body trunks is much thinner, greendog.
  13. yes this is an early immigrant trunk, although there were hide covered trunks 16, 17, and early 1800's, most immigrant trunks from early 1800's on, were simply hand made wood boxes, some with wrought...
  14. I like it!, not sure on the sole leather trunks, but its got to be close to the same frame, 1880's 1890's I think, very nice, very good condition, I don't think they made them much past the early 1900...
  15. I would say mid 1880's barrel top trunk, without a label or distinguishing hardware, impossible to say for sure who the maker was. It has nice cast hardware patented by C. A. Taylor in October of 1877...
  16. that's a dandy Tman, I love it, greendog.
  17. I was just trying to be clear, Jim told me that pure zinc was probably before 1880 but wasn't used for long because it was expensive to make, they also used zinc clad or coated metal for a while, anyw...
  18. OK, I was confused because, pure zinc and zinc cladded are two different things, pure zinc being non magnetic and zinc cladded, zinc over metal would be magnetic.
  19. very nice, are you sure its a zinc clad ?
  20. Thanks again for all the loves, greendog.
  21. Probably a bit before 1884, but what makes you think its a Martin Maier?, greendog.
  22. This style of trunk was called a Monitor trunk or a water fall trunk, front and back edges rounded, this one is probably from early 1900's. It had what was called a crystallized tin finish looks like ...
  23. Thanks to all for the loves, thank you for the comments, Toyrebel, trunkman, Mike78, Drill, yeah I've looked at a dozen or more and they are always badly cracked or dry rotted, I was lucky to find t...
  24. The lock was patented in 1880, the trunk itself is from mid to late 1880's give or take a bit, very cool hardware, have not seen this style before, not 100% sure but the hardware has a Romadka Brothe...
  25. Thanks Mike78, greendog.
  26. Thank you shughs, greendog.
  27. I call this a flattop even though it has a slight bow to it, some people call it a bow top, because of the latches on the front, I would say early 1900's 1910-1920 give or take, probably has no trunk ...
  28. Thanks FatBoy64 and JonB, greendog.
  29. I asked the same thing FatBoy64, I bought it from a lady that lived 15 min. from Lansing, greendog.
  30. Thank you, Elisabethan, and Jhonsmith, greendog.
  31. Thanks for the loves, Vynil33rpm ...
  32. Thank you WillysVA, I would like to blast it with crushed walnut shell, but don't have that in my arsenal, will probably do it the old fashion way, citrus stripper should work good, the paint is not v...
  33. Thank you racer4four, yes, I'm sure it will be some work, and I will show more pictures as I go along, greendog.
  34. thanks Johnsmith, greendog.
  35. thank you hardcyder, greendog.
  36. Also alligator tin was probably the most popular of the embossed tins, I pulled a couple alligator trunks up to the top, the brown looking one is original, just to give you an idea of what it may hav...
  37. The alligator tin came in many colors, I've seen reds, black, brown, tan, yellow, even a gold color, usually a two tone with dark scales with white or lighter lines, very hard to replicate the two to...
  38. OK hardcyder, the outside of your trunk suggest that it is from around mid to late 1880's very nice all cast hardware, but the lithograph says around 1900's give or take a bit, because of the style...
  39. Ok sah0917, people will tell you anything to make a sale, not saying he was lying, because it appears to be an Immigrant trunk, but without proof you have to take what someone tells you with a grain o...
  40. Thank you Drill, greendog
  41. Thank you ChelleKelly, greendog.
  42. Thank you ChelleKelly, greendog.
  43. I would say from early to mid 1880's latches on front were patented around 1882 0r 83, the embossed metal was probably silver or gold in color originally, it's probably not but put a magnet on the emb...
  44. It would be better if the colors were maze and blue, looks to much like Michigan state, LOL!
  45. Wow! very unique trunk, yeah I have never seen solid brass hardware on a trunk, where all the hardware was brass, very cool, is the white trim work tin or what ?
  46. Appreciate it DavidP, I have learned from two of the best , Jim Cardoza, at HMS antique trunks, and Ben Brown out of New York, but a lot of learning comes from just doing it, over time you learn what ...
  47. The only silver hardware was when they dipped cast iron hardware in hot tin, this gave the hardware a bright silver color and protected it from rust, when you clean tin dipped hardware you can bring b...
  48. Thank you Yankeeintx and Amiar, greendog.
  49. It's up to you what you do, but all your hardware on this trunk was black, it was never silver or gold, and this is just me, don't paint it gold, it would look good all black with silver nail heads, b...
  50. Absolutely beautiful trunk and will be a stunner when done, can't wait to see it, great find David, greendog.
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Ornate Wood Front Barrel Top Doll Trunk 1890's-1901 Duluth 41"  Flat Top Steamer Trunk PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY - UNKNOWN TRUNK FIND I WANT TO RESTORE