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Born and raised in Michigan, worked for Michigan department of corrections for almost 30 years retired 2012, love to golf got into trunks about seven years ago.
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Thank you AmyRobertson 121, appreciate it.
late 1890's to early 1900's
Thanks Trunkman, appreciate it.
Thanks jscott0363, good to hear from you, hope all is well.
I have a trunk By BB&B, not in business long about 25 years or so, this is a wardrobe trunk not a steamer trunk, steamer trunks were of a specific size and shape, usually in the 30 to 38 inch in lengt...
I know the Scotten tobacco co. was one of the largest in America at the time, suppling all over the U.S., Hawaii, and parts of Europe, when they leased the buildings from his wife I wonder just how mu...
Hey Drill, in your opinion when do you think the last of the barrel top MM's with MM hardware were made, that's what I'm wondering, when he died and his wife leased the building, when Paquette got the...
Interesting, but I believe the barrel top MM with the MM hardware may have died with Martin Maier in 1893, do you have any info on how long the tobacco co. was in operation and as to when Frederick Pa...
The other question I wonder about is that MM died 1893, wife immediately leased the building to a well known tobacco co. was that the end of MM co. ? later, it said someone took ownership of the build...
Yeah, I've read that several times, Not sure how to take it, did the building burn or did the partnership burn out?, after talking with Jim C. about this, when MM moved if he had labels left over he p...
very cool to see an early MM, I have one similar made the very same way with the end caps on all the wood slats and they are metal not brass, mine has the 1873 metal latches, same hardware just on a ...
Ok, this is a barrel top travel trunk probably from around late 1880' to early 1890's because of the Eastlake style lock on it, very cool locks somewhat rare, but you see them around, this trunk was ...
This trunk could have been made anywhere from early 1880's to 1890's , the front latches were patented in 1872 the pressed tin slat clamps on the top were patented in 1880, however this hardware was u...
Hey Tom, nice trunk, not fond of the restoration on this one but it's a very nice trunk, I think it could be so much better, it's just to much one color for me. The wheat tin is one of my favorites a...
Thank you Lady_Picker, appreciate it.
The star lock co. was established around 1836, they made several different trunk locks as well as other trunk parts, the brass double star locks are on the rare side, you don't see them a lot, star ma...
thank you chrissylovescats, appreciate it.
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Thank you longings and kwqd, appreciate it.
Your welcome Kathy, let the wheel do the work, can't wait to see it when your done.
I have to come back to this MM trunk, I know everyone probably thinks, oh another Martin Maier but this isn't just another MM. Anyone that knows me knows that MM trunks are my favorite trunks especial...
No problem Tom, nice find, first one that I've seen that was similar to mine, with the same shape and wood slat configuration, nice.
Thank you Designer, appreciate it.
I would say 30's or 40's it is vulcanized fiber, you don't have to clean it with anything special, 0000 steel wool and Murphy oil soap, this is a travel trunk, for the most part there wasn't a lot of ...
Thank you KathyKay, good luck with your retirement and hope to see them when you are done.
also great trunk.
well KathyKay, I personally use Performax nylon abrasive wheels and my drill to clean all my metal, your trunk looks to be in good shape not all rusty, I assume you are removing the leather ? I leave ...
Thank you oldpeep, appreciateit.
Thanks again Damon.
Thank you FatBoy64 and usedcarlady appreciate it.
Thank you SamKat, appreciate it.
Hey I'm glad that you got it, happy that I could help you acquire it, it was to far for me to drive and I'm not going to pay for shipping, I think this is a really rare MM as I myself have only seen ...
Thank you shughs, appreciate it .
Thank you sanhardin, appreciate it.
Thank you MarmorealMaiden and MooreAntique, appreciate it.
Well thank you Damon, I appreciate it very much, yeah there was a lot of work on this one but it came out pretty good, yeah, six alligator trunks in a row before I got this one but it's all good, than...
Thanks Ben, appreciate it.
Thank you trunkn20, appreciate it.
Thank you GateKeeper, appreciate it.
well the trunk is American made, American trunk makers sent hundreds of thousands of trunks to Europe to be bought by immigrants that came to America. The patent date on the slat clamps is MAR, 16, 80...
Thank you WillysVA, appreciate it very much.
Thank you MMNorth, I appreciate it very much.
I don't believe this was an early attempt by MM, I think this is late 1880's or early 1890's it looks very much like a C. H. Taylor trunk, this could very well be an attempt by MM to compete with Tayl...
Thankyou, fortapache, egreeley, blunderbuss2 and officialfuel, appreciate it.
The C H & CO. is actually Carpeles Heiser & CO. of the Great Western trunk & travel bag manufactures, not Hartman.
I have taken on some trunks that were in pretty bad shape but I would have to pass on this one.
Thank you Watchsearcher, I appreciate it very much.
Thank you Drill, I have been looking for one ever sense I saw Trunkmans several years ago, took me a while but I've been really lucky with MM trunks here lately, Your email meant a lot to me Drill, th...
Thanks Tom, yes it is big, the star lock was added as the original lock was broken off, I found the lock on a trunk just like the trunk that Samkat recently posted, the wood one with the same lock, th...
Not sure, it may have been a model or style number, I have seen them on a few trunks.
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