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Antique and Vintage Trunks

For those who collect antique and vintage trunks both large and small. We hope to answer some of the many questions that you may have about origin, location, maker or manufacturer and value of your trunk.

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Antique Trunks and Chests Collectors Weekly

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 19, 2015.

This Old Trunk Website

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 19, 2015.

I Have a Caswell-Runyan Cedar Chest model 3313

Started by james knott May 18, 2015.

Sold an 1849 Antique Trunk 3 Replies

Started by Donna Sullivan. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Jan 13, 2015.

Trunk - Quasi-Junk? I am feeling pretty hopeless about this one. Opinions/Advice? 1 Reply

Started by Amy Beery. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium May 9, 2014.

Long MFG Co. 2 Replies

Started by Preston Edwards. Last reply by Preston Edwards Sep 4, 2013.

Old Trunk 1867 ? still with owners name on it 3 Replies

Started by Kim Sechrist. Last reply by kathy park Feb 25, 2013.

Strange looking marking on trunk 1 Reply

Started by Jayski. Last reply by kathy park Feb 5, 2013.

chinese laquered trunk

Started by kathy park Feb 5, 2013.

Ageing new metal parts for trunks 4 Replies

Started by Jayski. Last reply by Jayski Dec 27, 2012.

How much should I sell those wardrobe trunks? 3 Replies

Started by Hugo Lala. Last reply by rescuelifeproducts Dec 23, 2011.

HELP! Not Sure of this. 5 Replies

Started by Monica. Last reply by Jodys Dusty Attic Aug 15, 2011.

Links 7 Replies

Started by Oralei. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Jun 20, 2009.

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Comment by rescuelifeproducts on April 24, 2009 at 12:54am
I've located a search with interesting info link about trunks:
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=+history+of+trunk+nails&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7

The link also lead to a trunk maker who post picture that can serve a guide to better understand of when a trunk was made. If you do not see the link with the info that
Comment by Oralei on April 5, 2009 at 12:59am
Hey everyone, here is resues reply to the question posted:
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At 12:40am on April 5, 2009, rescuelifeproducts said… I think you were asking a question about the direction to take on this trunk discussion. my anwer is simple. You are free to go in any direction as each of you choose, I started this group because I knew that most of you would have more to offer from your experiences with trunks, I wanted to just aid the process.

Let say we try stay in a pattern that allow for more variety.
If that variety carry us to far, I'm going to allow for you to remind us to temper the spread and conclude the entire process, so that we may dedicate our time to other wanting areas of this site. Ok?
Comment by Oralei on April 4, 2009 at 6:16pm
Great, That is what I was hoping to hear. I felt the same way. I'm sure Robert will like the idea also. However, you are correct it is up to him.
Thanks everyone. If you can't tell. I have something to post. :)
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on April 4, 2009 at 5:06pm
I agree with James, I also think cedars and other chests should go here also the ones like Dianne put up on april 1 in this group,
but it is up to Robert/ Rescuelifeprodcuts as he is the moderator

Craig Phillips
B & C Emporium
http://www.b-c-e.biz
Comment by J. T. Bkins on April 4, 2009 at 3:11pm
Oralei ,"Trunks" were made in many shapes and sizes and from various materials. In my opinion cedar chest should belong here, too? Otherwise you end up getting categories spread out too,far? But that is my opinion. It just sounds like part of the "group" to me.
Comment by Oralei on April 4, 2009 at 2:49pm
I have a question. Will this group include things like cedar chest, or chest in general? Perhaps any storage item with a hinged lid? What does everyone think? If no, Where do I post those things? Thanks
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 1, 2009 at 6:22pm
Thanks Craig, Dianne
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on April 1, 2009 at 6:03pm
Dianne, I would consider the blue piece photoed a trunk, a crate would be a 1 time shipping unit, this one has a hasp for reuse and lock a crate usually was nailed shut.
Craig Phillips
B & C Emporium
http://www.b-c-e.biz
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 1, 2009 at 3:08pm
When is a trunk a trunk and not a crate or box....is the picture below a trunk?


Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on April 1, 2009 at 12:59pm
Barbara, trunks are a little different, they use a special soft nail you have to drive partly thru the box, bend over, drive the rest of the way thru and bend over the balance and stick the point into the wood.
Remember there are lots of trunks around. if this one does not talk to you or say's I have lots of work to be done on me no problem, just pass as their will be another.
Craig
 

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