Trunk Slat Clamp, Steel. Top

Trunk Slat Clamp, Steel. Top
Item# G41
Regular price: $1.85
Sale price: $1.67

Product Description

Trunk Slat Clamp, Steel. Top
Copied from originals taken from an 1898 trunk, this clamp is used to clamp wood slats to the top of the trunk. Click on the picture to the left to see this clamp in action.
Stamped Steel.

2 5/8"W x 3 1/2"L.


Traditionally trunk hardware was fastened with Trunk Nails, which were driven through the outer shell and bent over using a heavy metal object, such as an old iron, on the opposite side. This creates a very strong hold on even thin trunk walls.
The bent over ends were then covered when the paper or fabric was installed.

Trunk Tacks have a bit more of a rounded head, and are both sharper and shorter than a nail. Tacks are used for cosmetic applications rather than structural ones

Wood Screws can be used if you are not planning on doing a complete restoration, in order to prevent interference with the interior of the trunk. Be sure to choose an appropriate length, so they will not come through the core to the inside.