Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old Duluth Trunk

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Old Trunk Tag
Old Trunk Tag  
My wife has this old trunk that has a tag on it from the Duluth Trunk Factory With Joseph Chrudinsky, Propr.

I'm just doing a little research on it. Her great grand mother had it and used it for travel when she was a young lady in Saginaw Michigan.

Please see attached Tag picture.

Thank you,

Rodney Lamb

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Duluth Trunk Co label
Duluth Trunk Co label  
Rodney,

I've seen trunks from that company with the same label and a few with other versions of their labels.  There isn't very much information available on the company, but I believe they were in business from the early 1880's to the 1930's, making a wide variety of trunk styles, for personal and business use.  I also believe they may have been connected in some way with a couple Canadian trunk companies which used the exact same picture on their labels.  But regardless of that, in order to tell you more about your wife's trunk I would need to see a few pictures of the trunk because they used this label in many different models of their trunks.  Based on the style of the trunk and it's hardware I could tell you more about the age and other details of the trunk itself.  

Sincerely,
Marvin  

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Marvin D. Miller

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I can answer questions related to antique trunks, their age, manufacturers, styles, patents, etc, including all types of trunks such as steamer trunks, saratoga trunks, Victorian trunks, slat trunks, toy and doll trunks, stagecoach trunks, valises, hat trunks, and others.

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I have over 40 years experience in trunk restoration, collecting, and research. I own the most extensive collection of historical documents, catalogs, maker's labels, cards, etc. related to antique trunks. I am always updating my inventory of historical documents and antique trunks.

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Association of American Antique Trunk Restorers, President.

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Primarily on the website www.ThisOldTrunk.com Cotton & Quail Antiques newspaper (Southeast). Antique Journal magazine.

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Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. I have conducted extensive research related to the topic of trunk manufacturers and trunk styles in the U.S. and Europe.

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Have consulted for the Pawn Stars TV show on antique trunks. I have sold antique trunks to museums in California and Florida and to customers around the world.

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