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Research & Catalogs

Over a 20 year period, I have collected all the trunk related documents and historical information I could find. These items were rather difficult to find. Since many trunk collectors and restorers are interested in this historical information, I have decided to make copies available. These are photocopies of the old documents, not the originals (which have cost much more). I have found these to be very interesting and educational. Another item is a detailed research article I have written on the topic of Jenny Lind and Saratoga Trunk styles, containing 30 pages of information, illustrations, and document copies. These items are not available from any other source! Prices include postage within the U.S. Please order by Item Number and state Quantity desired.


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RD501 - 1878 Goldberg Bros., Philadelphia

12 page trunk catalog, nicely illustrated pages of their fancy Saratoga and other round top and flat trunk styles, including the Bridal, French, Gentleman's Monitor, and others. Gives a nice...
$8.00

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RD505 - 1919 Rochester Trunk & Bag Corp. 20 pgs

This catalog with complete price list dated 1919 is filled with illustrations and descriptions of Wardrobe Trunks, Dress Trunks, Steamer Trunks, and early trunk type suitcases. From Rochester, NY.
$10.00

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RD504 - 1881 St.Louis Trunk Manufactory Catalog

This wonderful early catalog copy contains many beautiful trunks of various styles such as Barrel Tops, Saratogas, Ladies, Zinc Covered, The Bride trunk, Queen, Gents' Trunks, Sole Leather, and even...
$12.00

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RD508 - 1889 Campfield and Wood Trunk Parts Catalogue

RD508 - 1889 Campfield and Wood Trunk Parts Catalogue

Very rare item! Copy of an original parts manufacturer catalog, 29 pgs, contains illustrations and descriptions of many styles of trunk locks, rollers, catches, handles, clamps, stamped metal, etc....
$12.00

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RD502 - Jenny Lind and Saratoga Trunks

Research paper by Marvin D. Miller, 30 pages of documentation from many sources on these popular trunk styles. Includes many illustrations from early catalogs, ads, newspapers, trunk labels, books,...
$14.00

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RD503 - 1912 Taylor Trunks for the Profession, Chicago, IL

34 page catalog, nicely illustrated pages with detailed trunk descriptions sizes and prices. Many unusual styles made special for the circus, musicians, theater, salesmen, etc. Also includes nice...
$14.00

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RD512 - Vanderman Never Break Patented Tool Chests

Vanderman Never Break Patented Tool Chests, The Vanderman Mfg. Co, Willimantic, Conn. Patented 1897. NOTE: This is for a scanned copy of an original 19 page catalog from about 1908, which will be...
$14.00

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RD500 - 1909 Seward Trunk & Bag Co.

Virginia, 42 page Catalog. Many trunk styles illustrated, including Saratoga, Hat, Steamer, Bureau, Flat, etc. Includes a 2 page description of how their trunks were made. Interesting!!
$15.00

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RD507 - 1913 J.F. Parkhurst and Son Trunk and Bag Company

Bangor, Maine. Established in 1866. This catalog has 30 pages of trunks (two trunks per page). Each trunk is pictured and has a description, prices, and sizes. The trunks shown include flat top,...
$15.00

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RD510 - 1900 Goldsmith & Son Wholesale Trunk Manufacturer

1900 Goldsmith & Son Wholesale Trunk Manufacturer , Newark, New Jersey, USA. This catalog has 54 pages of trunks including pictures of the exterior and interior of each style. Each trunk is pictured...
$18.00

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