Lot 30: 30. Gerry Thomas Hotel Trunk
December 3, 2016
Graham, NC, USALive Auction
Description: This is a fine travel wardrobe trunk manufactured by Priesmeyer Bros. Trunk Co. of St. Louis. It comes complete with the signature tag, "Union Made PB Theatrical Trunk" brass tag. The left side is lined with five graduated drawers, while the right side houses an area for hanging clothes. The trunk has a leather handle. The lock though intact was jimmied, as there was no key available. Dimensions: 28"w x 23"d x 43"h. An interesting note... There have been two historical gentlemen namedÂ "Gerry Thomas" to whom this trunk could have possibly belonged? One, famous 19C bartender "Jerry (Americanized spelling) Thomas"or "Gerry Thomas", the traveling salesman who invented the first TV dinner. Anything's possible....