BRETTUNS VILLAGE TRUNK SHOP

LID LIFTERS AND LID STAYS


LID LIFTERS - LEATHER OR BRASS
Attach one of these to the front of the lid on your trunk; makes it easier to lift it up.  All of our lifters are based on original parts
and our leather lid lifters are available in medium brown, dark brown, or black.
Antique trunk parts and hardware for sale

Large Lifters
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Attaches to your trunk's lid with two nails, mount it with the 'ears' pointing up or down, your choice.
Lasts longer if you point em down, so the leather doesn't get bent to heck everytime you go rummaging around for something.
Lifters are stitched from layers of thick cowhide, made to last.  Measurements overall are pretty close to 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall.
These run about 1/8" to 3/16" thick in total.  Medium brown, dark brown, or black.
TLL-01  $10 each, postage included for locations in the USA.
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Medium Lifters
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Die-cut medium lifters are a single layer of 8 oz cowhide, tanned to last a hundred years or more.  This medium-sized lifter can be used on the lid of mid-sized trunks,
or use it as a leather drawer pull or cabinet handle.  Measures about 3 inches long by about 1 and 3/8" tall.  Medium brown, dark brown, or black.
TLL-02  $4 each
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We have these and the style below in three colors:  Medium Brown, Dark Brown, and Black
Leather lid lifter colors

Small Lifters
Small Leather lid lifter
Die-cut medium lifters are a single layer of 8 oz cowhide.  This small lifter can be used on the lid of doll trunks, or use it as a tray lifter on just about any trunk.
Also works as a leather drawer pull or cabinet handle.  Measures about 1.75 inches long by about 1.25" tall.  Medium brown, dark brown, or black.
TLL-03  $3 each
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Brass Lid Lifters
Metal brass trunk lid lifter
Nice cast brass lifters measure a little over 4 inches wide and mount to the front of your trunk lid, just above the lock.  Attach with 4 nails.
The edge of this thing scoops outward so that your fingers can get under there and lift the lid up.
Looks nice too, bright brass finish.  These are priced at $10.00 each, and this price includes shipping to any USA location.
BrassLifter  TLL-04   $10.00 each  USA shipping INCLUDED!
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - WAITING FOR OUR NEXT SHIPMENT TO ARRIVE


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Lid Lifter TLL-05 is stitched from two layers of harness leather and is based on a popular old design from the 1880s.
Measures 4-1/8" wide at the bottom, and is 3-1/2" tall.
Medium brown, dark brown, or black.  $10 each, USA shipping included.
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Strap Leather lid lifterLeather strap colors - antique trunkLeather lid lifter
Simple strap lifter attaches with two nails or tacks (not included) and is a replica of
a popular lifter design most often used on mid sized or small trunks.  5 inches long, 1/2" wide, use scissors to trim to fit as needed.
TLL-06  $5 each, free USA shipping.  Tacks or nails are not included.
Medium brown, dark brown, or black
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LID STAYS
Lid stays or brackets for old trunks
Lid stays are very handy - they hold the lid open for you, and they keep the lid from flopping over backwards, yanking the hinges right out of the back of the trunk
and launching nails across the room to hit Aunt Marge in the left eye which was her good eye until today so now she's got to move into your house
so you can take care of her every need until she perishes at the ripe old age of 104 including a nice tribute from Willard Scott.  Avoid the whole mess by using a lid stay - get your life back.
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The Most Common Lid Stay of All
trunk lid brackets or lid stays for sale free shipping
Stay1
Every trunk needs one of these for safety, convenience, and for good care of the trunk.  These hold the lid up while you dig around for that old college sweater that you can't fit in anyway.
The longer end attaches to the base of the trunk, the shorter end, well, you can figure that out I'll bet.  Takes two nails to attach.
These can protect little fingers to some extent, and help your trunk to last longer, rather than taking a beating every time the lid slams down.
These have a hole spacing of 6.25".  The hole spacing is the distance between nails, which you probably figured out on your own.
These are the most common size of stay to use on a trunk, and they work on trunk both large and small.  Medium too, by the way.
These stays are priced at $5.00 each, which includes postage over to your place.  Brass or Nickel plated steel.  Your choice.
Item Number:  stay1

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Flat Steel Lid Stays - Two Sizes:
Giant Flat Steel Lid Stays for Large Trunks
Small Flat Steel Stays for Regular Trunks
Large trunk lid stays for saleLarge lid stay for antique turnks
Flat steel lid stays look just like many late 1800s/early 1900s lid stays, and are available in TWO sizes.
Made of plain steel, riveted and punched to duplicate an original style of lid stay.
Let's start with the LARGE ones:  These are the big fellas - about 11 inches long overall and just about 10 inches between the nail holes.
This is the one to use if the lid of your trunk is quite heavy, or for any large size trunk.  Requires two nails to attach to your trunk.
The smaller variety is about 7 inches long overall, and about 6 inches between the nail holes.  use this one for regular sized trunks.
Large Flat Steel Lid Stay - Item Number Stay2 - $12.00 each, USA shipping included
Small Flat Steel Lid Stay - Item Number Stay8 - $10.00 each, USA shipping included
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Original Old Stock 1930s
Large Scissor Lid Stays for Trunks, Boxes, Etc.
Large case lid hinge brackets for saleLid stay for cases or boxes
Large, nickel-plated steel lid stays work well on larger suitcases, boxes, and trunks.  These lock lightly into position with a small ball bearing - they are not technically 'locked' into position but hold well.
The lid will still come down if pushed, so please don't think these are just the thing to protect the fingers of your future virtuoso when he gets the notion to slam the lid of his toybox.
Distance between nail holes is 6 and 5/8 inches when opened fully.  These were made in the 1930s and are original old stock, never used.
Price includes shipping to any USA location.
Stay4  $6 each

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Original Old Stock 1930s

Scissor Lid Stays for Brief Cases, Small Trunks, Etc.
Brass or Nickel finish
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Measures 4 and 5/8 inches loing overall, distance between nail holes is about 4 and 1/4".  This stay is offset about 1/4 of an inch, so the hinge part won't rub
against the inside of your trunk or box.  Brass plated steel or nickel plated steel - your choice - same price.
These are original old stock stays, made in the 1930s.  Built to last.  Can't buy 'em anywhere else.
Price includes shipping for USA locations.
Stay5  $5 each
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Brass-Plated Steel Chain, Light Duty, for Box Lids
Box lid chain
Our lid chain is brass-plated steel, shiny gold in color, and is sold in 3 ft lengths.
Links on this chain are 7/8" long each.  Also known as #14 Jack chain.
Use a screw or bracket to hold one end inside the box, the other under the lid.
Lid Chain, 3 feet for $6
USA shipping included, no other fees or charges to add for our USA customers.


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