Both the keyhole Corbin lock and Eagle Lock Company latches on this circa 1910 small 17" X 12" X 5 1/2" vulcanized fibre* case, suitcase or trunk, are made of solid brass and each is stamped with the company name and location;Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. New Britian Conn USA;Eagle Lock Co. Terryville Conn. USA. Combined with the impressive locks, the metal capped corners and metal rivets along seams make this case a looker with great detail! Latches all work and I am working on finding a key. The handle is wrapped with rough cotton paper and could use a re-wrap in leather but is solid. There is wear and tear on the outside including paint flecks and spots, surface rubbing and dings, but if you have heard about vulcanized fibre,* it is almost indestructible. The inside is in excellent condition for it's age with wood sides and retains it's deep plum colored cloth covering on top. It needs a gentle cleaning. An outstanding case for a lock, trunk or suitcase collector or the seriously stylish traveler! *Vulcanized fibre is a laminated plastic composed of only cellulose. The material is a tough, resilient, hornlike material that is lighter than aluminium, tougher than leather, and stiffer than most thermoplastics. Tough and abrasion resistant; used to surface steamer trunks.
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