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VERY Large Size Space Saver Patented (1894) Antique Theatrical Trunk by the Famous M.M. Secor Trunk Company. Covered in Tin Refinished in a Metallic Olive Green, Hardware Finished in Black, Edge Guards Sanded and Left in Natural Tin, Inside Shelves and Body Left in Natural Wood Patina. Large Swirl Impressions Left On the Inside Draws are From the Mill Saw Which Originally Cut The Planks Over 100 years Ago Being Revealed When The Inside Paper Was Removed. New Leather Handles and New Leather Hinges.

Perfect Trunk For Limited Room as the Wall-Saver Feature Allows the Trunk to be Opened and Placed Right Up Against a Wall

Originally Made and Used as a Theatrical Trunk for Circus and Traveling Road Shows. Working Lock AND Key with Latest 1890s Fail Safe Feature! - #193

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Antique Steamer Trunk #193

Antique Steamer Trunk #193

Antique Steamer Chest #193 Antique Steamer Trunk #193

Antique Steamer Chest #193

Antique Steamer Trunk #193

Antique Chest #193

Antique Chest #193

Antique Chest #193

Large Antique Theatrical Trunk and Wall Saver - #193
Manufactured by the Famous M.M. Secor Trunk Company and Used by the Traveling Circus and Road Shows in mid/late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tin Body in a Beautiful Metallic Olive Green Finish, Hardware Done in Black with Edge Guards Left in Original Tin. Inside Body and Shelves were left Natural After Having Removed the Paper Coverings. New Leather Handles and Inside Leather Door Hinges.

Working Lock and Key!
Antique Trunk Space Saver #193 Click Photo!
Large Theatrical/Space Saver Wall Steamer Trunk 34.5"L x 21"D x 24.5"H
A Nice and Tight, Solid Antique Trunk. Swirl Impressions Left in the Drawers - This Was From the Huge Sawmill Blade Which Originally Cut the Planks Which Made this Trunk! Patent Dated 1894. Place it right up Against the Wall Saving Lot's of Space! Working lock and key has the "latest 1890s" fail safe feature!
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Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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