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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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Mid to late 1880's Martin Maier, star lock repair. - Furniturein Furniture
late 1880's Martin Maier flat top. - Furniturein Furniture
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

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  1. P.S. not a steamer trunk, this is a travel trunk, steamer trunks were of specific shape and size, rectangular, in the 30 to 36 inch in length and not more than 14 inches in height, so that they would ...
  2. Like FatBoy said, without a makers label impossible to say who made it, very common for trunks like this not to have a label. I think this trunk could be from early 1900's, the number 110 may refer to...
  3. Definitely Martin Maier hinges, patented 1879, I was surprised not to see a Martin Maier label in it,I don't think he sold his patents on his hardware to anyone and I know M.M. made trunks for other c...
  4. Well Gillian, reading your definition of trunk from ( English Oxford Dictionaries) I would say that this is a large box with a hinged lid, for storing or transporting clothing, which makes it a trunk,...
  5. In my opinion, this is an early immigrant trunk, dating back to mid 1800's give or take a bit. I see no signs of the trunk being relined with anything, it looks original, along with what they called a...
  6. Hard to look at your pictures upside down, but very nice double lock, lot's of cast hardware, this is a travel trunk not a steamer trunk, from around mid to late 1880's give or take a bit, if it were ...
  7. Post some pictures, I'd love to see it.
  8. Forgot to say, Romadka Bros, were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  9. I'am confused ?
  10. Well, it could be a Romadka Bros. trunk and I say could be, because of the three pieces of hardware on each end of the top edge, I believe this is some of there patented hardware, I see it on other Ro...
  11. Thank's trunkman, yeah the lock came out real nice and the trunk cleaned up nice as well, just have to get it finished. Thank's to all for your comments, greendog.
  12. Also, Martin Maier opened his trunk store in 1865 at 55 west Monroe ave. and in 1873 moved to 102 Woodward ave. greendog.
  13. Very nice Martin Maier, one of my favorites, however it was made 1886 or later, the MM hardware was patented in 1885, the embossed alligator tin 1885 0r 86, the metal lid lift was patented in 1886, so...
  14. I know Marvin Miller from this old trunk, if he thinks your trunk is a Romadka, then it probably is, he knows he stuff, greendog.
  15. It does appear to be very much like the catalog picture, I'am still not seeing where it says made by Romadka bros. does your trunk have vertical wood slats on the ends, could not tell from pictures, I...
  16. Thanks MNNnorth, thanks Ben, greendog.
  17. I'am curious, as to how you determined that this trunk was made by Romadka bros. I'am not saying it's not, but it doesn't look like any Romadka bros. trunk I've ever seen, it doesn't have any Romadka...
  18. Thank's Drill, same to you , I hope it is a good one. greendog
  19. Nice find, I would say mid 1860's give or take a bit, but get those screws out of that lock, LOL, greendog.
  20. American made Barrel or round top trunk, probably from around late 1880's to late 1890's give or take a bit, very common trunk for the time, without a makers label very hard to say who or where it was...
  21. Hey duchess 477, not trying to be the bad guy here believe me, the interior pictures don't show me much, other than it's dark, sorry. I'am puzzled by the picture of the lock, the keyhole appears to go...
  22. No disrespect, but I'am not sure how you could tell what kind of wood it's made from being that it's painted, like you said, without a hand's on inspection, hard to tell, but this trunk does not look ...
  23. Very nice Ben, look's fantastic, greendog.
  24. I could be wrong, but your trunk has a French look to it , the problem with trunks is there's not a lot of information about them out there. What is out there has been put there by people like Marvin ...
  25. I don't disagree that it could be over 100 years old, I just don't think it's 1850 or before, a hundred years ago is 1917, greendog
  26. I don't know how old the trunk is but, if it were prior to 1850's, I would expect to see rose head nails, which are hand made nail's, all the nail head's I see appear to be modern flat head nails, als...
  27. The alligator pattern is embossed tin, patented in 1885, your trunk was probably made in the late 1880's to late 1890's. without a makers label impossible to say who made the trunk, popular style at t...
  28. nice call Jim, I didn't see the holes, greendog.
  29. Nice, mid 1880's or so, little cleaning, sanding and finish, it will look great, greendog
  30. 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,...
  31. I would say more around early 1900's , look's like vulcanized fiber to me. greendog
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. Nice job J C, as always, greendog.
  35. looks fantastic, great job, makes me feel good to see that others love these old trunks I much as I do, greendog.
  36. 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...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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...
  39. You are very welcome, and thanks for posting it for us all to see, greendog.
  40. Put a magnet on it, it should stick, this will remove any doubt, greendog.
  41. 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.
  42. 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...
  43. 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.
  44. Thank's to everyone for looking, greendog.
  45. 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.
  46. Thank's Sats, Drill, happy to show it, greendog
  47. Your welcome, glad I could be of some help to you, greendog.
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. Thanks Drill, yes the label was in great shape, I will post a picture of it, greendog.
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