Trunk Hardware

In the late 1870s affluent vacationers visiting the spas and racetrack at Saratoga Springs, New York traveled with large and ornate round top trunks. Gaining popularity among the masses, this hefty and elaborately trimmed style of luggage became known as the Saratoga trunk. Manufactured in a variety of sizes and coverings, round top trunks were developed to ensure packing at the top of baggage cars in an effort to avoid damage.