Steamer Trunks (Anatomy of)
Corner Bumpers: Usually steel or other hard metal placed over each trunk corner for protection.
Hasps/Drawbolts: A two-part piece of hardware that tightens the base and lid together with a hook and clamping device (sometimes called latches).
Handle: Made of leather, brass, or steel. They are fastened to the two ends of the trunk and used to lift the trunk. On smaller trunks the handle may be fastened only to the top.
Lock and Lock Plate: Usually attached to the bottom section of the trunk . Hold the latch.
Latch: A long tongue-shaped piece of metal fastened to the lid that swings down and attaches to the lock plate to secure the trunk.
Slat: Used to reinforce the trunk, usually made of oak or another hard wood.
Slat Clamps: Hold the slat onto the trunk. Usually attached to the ends of the slat. They are also attached where one slat meets another.
Strap Tabs: Hold the straps onto your trunk
Related link: Steamer Trunks: History of