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I have my dad's. It has Eagle Lock co. CN lock, I need a key. It has National Vulcanized Fibre Co banding and is made of wood. I need info on value. I can send a photo if needed. Thanks

Hi Sharon,

There were different types of Eagle locks used on those footlockers, some with barrel keys and some with flat keys. Normally there is a key code engraved or pressed into the lock somewhere on the front. It is often small so you will have to look closely. It is usually something like B124, OB210, etc. If you find the code you may be able to find a key for the lock. I have some old trunk lock keys and I know someone else who also has a large variety.  Most of the WWII trunks had the vulcanized fibre covering painted in army olive drab over a wood body. The condition is important to the value, but these are not usually in high demand so I have seen them sell generally in the range of only about $50 up to maybe $150 if in excellent condition with a working lock. These are not very hard to find so that is the main reason the prices are not very high. The sentimental value may be higher than the retail value. I hope that helps you.  

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