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I just purchased this wardrobe trunk and am unsure of the manufacture, we can not read it as it is worn but thought maybe someone knowledgeable might know from what is there also about how old it is.
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While there were at least several dozen trunk companies that made similar wardrobe trunks, I think it could be a Drucker trunk from Cincinnati, Ohio. I can see what looks like a DR at the beginning and I don't know any other companies that started with that.  They used a variety of labels and sometimes one that said Drucker Built.. so it could be that. The full name of the company was the Nathan Drucker Trunk Company, but the labels usually just had Drucker. The company merged with Mendel Trunx and then some of their trunks were labeled Mendel - Drucker Trunks.  Wardrobe trunks with that type hardware were made from the mid 1920's to the early 1940's.  Many styles of wardrobe trunks were made.  There is some more general history information listed on the Showcase page of my website, if you are interested in reading that.  It is listed as Wardrobe Trunk History.


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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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