EXTREMELY RARE OSHKOSH TRUNK COMPANY'THE CHIEF' ADVERTISING METAL FIGURINE STATUE - CIRCA 1915. Measures approximately 9 ¾ high by 3 ½ wide by 2 ¾ deep. Other than some paint loss here and there it is in wonderful original condition.The one exception is that on the lower left corner at the base it is slightly dented or bent see photos. This highly rare and collectible figurine advertises'The Chief trunk the signature line of the Oshkosh Trunk Company. It features a native American Indian standing atop one of the Chief trunks. The Oshkosh Trunk Company was started in 1902 and operated out of a factory on High St. The firm produced quality wardrobe trunks (exclusively). Its signature line of luggage called the Chief was styled with red and yellow striped canvas.
In 1927 the company began manufacturing smaller travel luggage. The Oshkosh Trunk Company was acquired by Plotkin Brothers, a Chicago firm, in 1939.The Plotkin Brothers owned several other luggage companies, and added Oshkosh Trunk Company to add quality luggage to its product line. After the merger the Oshkosh companys name was changed to Oshkosh Trunk and Luggage Company. The company fell on hard times, and the Oshkosh factory was closed in 1961. The item "VERY RARE OSHKOSH TRUNK CO.'THE CHIEF ADVERTISING METAL FIGURINE CIRCA 1915" is in sale since Sunday, February 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Other Merch & Memorabilia Ads". The seller is "davidgrant777" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.