Antique Beals & Selkirk Steamer Chest/Trunk

Posting ID : B1015695310
Date Posted : 2013-07-07
Category : Antiques By Owner

Antique (circa 1890 - 1910) steamer trunk by one of the luxury brands of its time, Beals & Selkirk. The company was founded in 1889 in Detroit before relocating to Wyandotte, Michigan a few years later. The trunks produced by Beals and Selkirk were considered to be amongst the finest of their time. These trunks were built to withstand the toughest of handling. They were reinforced with leather or metal corners, straps, bumpers. handles, hinges, and locks. After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 left thousands of people homeless, Beals and Selkirk sent 6 carloads of trunks. They also mass produced a simpler style for the army during WWI and WWII. By the 1920's, the Beals and Selkirk company shifted form trunks to handbags, appliance covers, and doctors' bags.

This particular trunk is is good working order, but is in need of restoration in order to bring it back to its original condition. Obviously with its age, it has some bumps and bruises but still has lots of value, history, and would be a great center peice as-is.

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