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  1. Of course we would all love to see it!
  2. Hello Trunkman! How exactly does one rehydrate leather? Thanks.
  3. Amazon women, for sure!
  4. Hi. I'm inspired as well. Did any of these have a crystallized finish?
  5. Should I bring it to a museum?
  6. Thanks, manikin. Great help.
  7. Thanks for the comment. I got a great education for your direction to google the image. Very complicated dressing and impossible to do without help, I think.
  8. Wow! What fun and beautiful work! Thanks for the display.
  9. Help with the lock. It appears to be misaligned.? What a great little trunk. Finding myself jealous of the little girl who got this one for a gift.:-)
  10. Wow, this is the best. Glad to know that about elm. Thanks, again, Trunker.
  11. Thanks, BB2 for the trade secret. Never knew about that.
  12. Thanks, CindB. Did you mean the cat or the hutch? She just has to be involved. ;-)
  13. Hey, myoldkyhome, that is a Beauty! Were they sold as a set or just 2 of same style? Really nice post! Thanks.
  14. Thanks for all this education.
  15. Wow! What a terrific post! Thanks, Jim.
  16. Ok, looks like you have some work to do but I bet it will be fun and very nice when finished.
  17. That is a great trunk! I think if you look closely at the latches you will find the patent date July 73. Let me know.
  18. I agree with you, drill. Love the lithograph but I have never seen this one before.
  19. What then about the screws?
  20. On the keyhole.
  21. I'm very much in favor of your plan to clean this up and make it a lovely part of your living room. Keep reading on this site and you will find a wealth of knowledge to make it happen. Most importantl...
  22. Like a gathering of old friends. Heartwarming!
  23. Stripping the paper will help.
  24. Thanks for all the comments! Great way to start the day.
  25. Jim is always a terrific source. He is expert having done the research.
  26. What a heartfelt talent. Beautiful!
  27. I do not know but it looks to me to be the transition from trunk to suitcase. Others will know better. Thanks for the post
  28. Thanks myoldkentucyhome and drill, I appreciate the comments. I am always reluctant to paint the metal. But you are right, it is the best way to go in certain situations. I figure if it helps to give ...
  29. Yes, but you know trunks and wood. I don't denied the rest. :-)
  30. Thanks, BB 2! Love your opinion and your advice!
  31. Thanks for the info.. I'm adding it to my trunking notes. Il be polishing for a bit but will post the finished trunk. I believe the lock is Solid brass as it is not magnetic.
  32. Yes, the brass. What are you doing to it that makes it look that good? I have a trunk I am finishing. The lock is brass about 1880, and it looks foggy and stained. Thanks.
  33. Wow! That is fabulous! Wow!)
  34. Wow! Took my breath away!
  35. Thanks, myoldkentucyhome! Reassuring. : )
  36. I love your comments. Thank you! And are right! Trunkman must have a staff!
  37. A sad day for the trunk when someone, well meaning no doubt, gets out the spray paint. A high end trunk judging by the double locks. It looks to be a flat top circa 1900. Can't see the slat end caps...
  38. Hi trunkman, just got a trunk I thought was painted blue but now I am thinking it is zinc. How would you recommend I begin to clean it up? It is in pretty rough shape. I'll post it as soon as I find t...
  39. Beautiful trunk and sentiment. Something to have forever
  40. Love this trunk! Can you see a maker name on the lock plate? It appears a bit off although I cannot say exactly why. The latches are not the typical tension draw bolt type. They may be called a slide ...
  41. I have a similar trunk that also has some remnant is the crystaling process, mostly gone . I would love to learn what you find out about possibly restoring the finish.
  42. Sorry, that should have been myoldkentuckyhome abbreviated . : )
  43. Hey, moth, are you still working on this one or can we see the result?
  44. I'd say you've got some work ahead of you but it will be fun and well worth it. The "Saratoga trunk" name was given to those of better quality and with the extras. . I think yours qualifies. Wish you...
  45. I have used stripper on all of it. Usually the wood slats or staves require more than one treatment. Lots of work and mess but also rewarding. Have fun
  46. Check out The expert there has a comprehensive list of makers and labels. Good luck.
  47. This looks like a fun project. I cannot tell if the body is metal or canvas covered. It s a cross slat, barrel stave chest about 1890 or so. If the slat clamps and handle end caps are cast iron ,I th...
  48. Wow, just lovely. Great you are giving us a post!
  49. I would not consider this to be in poor condition but in fair to good condition given its age. It is a better quality trunk. Most have only one lock and yours has two. Plenty of hardware and decorati...
  50. Thanks for the post. How about showing the dome top one too.
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