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RD511 - 1911 H.G. Lipscomb & Co. Trunk Manufacturer, Nashville


This interesting catalog has 63 pages of trunks, traveling bags, and suitcases of many styles. There are 51 pages of trunks, including pictures of the exterior and interior of each style. There are 12 pages of travel bags and suitcases, including very nice cowhide and walrus leather items! Each trunk and bag is well described, along with the sizes and prices of each model and size. With detailed descriptions of the hardware and locks, interior trays, hat holders, and compartments. The trunks shown include flat top, curved top, rounded edge, barrel top (cross slat), low style cabin or steamer trunks, cube size hat trunks, ladies, and gents trunks of many types. There are trunks covered with paper, canvas, fancy embossed metal and crystallized metal, and fibre. Some trunks are trimmed in brass, some are leather, iron, or fibre bound. Some are with heavy leather straps and some without. They have several special trunks shown including their "Southern Queen" saratoga style trunk and the "Pride of the South" model. Many trunks have pictures (chromolithographs) and trim inside also. An interesting catalog which shows you many trunk styles that were popular in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Trunk catalogs from the southern U.S. are very rare to find. You can learn a great deal about trunk styles and construction from these old catalogs. Price: $18 includes postage in the U.S.

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