Talk:Trunk (luggage)

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Traveling is spelled with one L - try spell check next time.

is the FAQ really necessary? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:02, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

It's spelled with two Ls in most English-speaking countries (see and And the spelling with two Ls is such a common variant even in US English that it's listed as a variant in US dictionaries like Merriam Webster and American Heritage without comment.--Espoo (talk) 13:55, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Revamping the articleEdit

I tried to touch up the article and included several trunk pictures that are part of my personal collection to create a more comprehensive trunk compendium. I also added a section on "cabin trunks" and one on "oak slat trunks". As I obtain more information, I will try to broaden the content of this article, or articles related to this--such as the one I set up on Martin Maier. I plan on making more articles about the various (more famous) trunk makers.

-Prochristo —Preceding unsigned comment added by Prochristo (talkcontribs) 02:11, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Links Not AdvertisingEdit

I intend on putting back the links that were removed in July. They are not advertising, but are there to provide readers interested in trunks a place to do further research on the various styles and prices of antique trunks. FOLLOW-UP: I added the other trunk websites. Prochristo (talk) 17:57, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I removed this links, which was reverted by an anonymous editor. Providing "a place to do research on styles and prices" is, well, um, advertising. The "and prices" is key--the point of these web sites is to sell trunks. See WP:EL, particularly item 5 under "links normally to be avoided." These are unquestionably sites which primarily exist to sell goods or services. If they were non-commercial sites, which existed for some other purpose, then there would be some wiggle room. Please do not re-add the links without answering this objection. Tb (talk) 03:42, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

upright trunks missingEdit

There is no mention of the upright trunks common in the past, for example those with a dresser-like compartment in one half and a hanging closet in the other. There are many variants of these and their names, but Portmanteau (luggage) is one example (even though it later referred also to smaller bags). --Espoo (talk) 14:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Vitor or vietor was Latin for trunk-maker (e.g. Plautus Rudens, ca 200BC). This is because it's also Latin for basket-maker (vieo = plait). Indeed vidulus is Latin for trunk. This implies they had a thought for making trunks lightweight for travelling. Vince Calegon 06:23, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Railway Travel with a TrunkEdit

It used to be common for British students going to a residential school or college to send a cabin trunk on ahead. Provided you had a railway ticket and paid the appropriate supplement, two large men would turn up at your home with a van (vans and lorries normally came with a driver and a mate) and take your trunk away. It would normally travel by a different train before another van took it to your destination. That stopped when Mrs Thatcher made the then publicly-owned British Railways sell off their fleet of vans, for the sake of privatisation, in about 1981. It would still be possible to take a crate to the nearest parcel office and collect it from another parcel office, but that requires you to do the heavy lifting.

In slightly earlier times it was possible to travel by train with a cabin trunk, but that required the help of railway porters to put it into and remove it from the guard's van, and the use of trolleys: all of which seem to be extinct. The only British students who normally use a cabin trunk these days go to Hogwarts, but they have the advantage of lifting charms. NRPanikker (talk) 23:15, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

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