"That type of a foot (spherical shape) was introduced in the late 1950s. They were used mostly by do it yourself hobbyists/carpenters/shop students (Jr and Sr. Highschool). The metal part came out earlier, early 1950s. The metal receiver part…"
Comment by Amy Beery 4 minutes ago Delete CommentHi Everyone ! I really wasn't looking for an antique trunk when I bought this, just wanted something cool and different for my living room. I do not want to pay hundreds of dollars to fix the paint job or for it to be restored because I like those kinds of things to be imperfect. But in…See More
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.See More
"There is usually a metal name plate on the inside. It looks newer to me unless it has been restored. Many of these old organs break due to the wood drying out, and when they do, there isn't much you can do with them except use them as a…"
"in the very early 50s my father was given one.....installed it in the front room, hooked up an old vacuum cleaner under the cellar stairs and we had music ( works on suck not blow by the way)after he passed some one paid my mother $100 for it and…"
"Soap and water, with a light scrub brush, will remove most of the surface dirt & grime but leave the "patina" intact. Just use enough water to work up a good lather of soap, do not soak the pieces with water. Clean both the metal and…"
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