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ANTIQUE SAMSON FOOT LOCKER CHEST TRUNK WWI ARMY VET
Price:  $89.00    
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Start Time:  2010-10-24 AT: 03:59:59
End Time:  2011-03-02 AT: 16:15:35
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Item Location:  Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Item Site:  US
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ANTIQUE SAMSON FOOT LOCKER CHEST TRUNK WWI ARMY VET
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ANTIQUE SAMSON FOOT LOCKER CHEST TRUNK WWI ARMY VET





Description

 

A fantastic find... From a WWI Vet.  This is an early 1900s travel suitcase by the Samson made by Shwayder Brothers in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado native Jesse Shwayder moved to New York in his 20s and was a successful sales rep for a large luggage company. When he returned home to Denver he started his own luggage company. The original name for that company was the Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company. Jesse started that company with his life's savings of $3,500.00. Later they renamed the luggage Samson around 1916. Then later changed the name to Samsonite around 1919.

This has a divided top compartment and an under compartment.   There is light wear overall, but the bottom of the trunk has a tear and suffered damage to the outer surface , exposing some of the plain board underneath. see photo.  We do not have the key for this.