We recently had the opportunity to assist a customer by opening the lock on an old antique steamer trunk in which the key had mistakenly been locked inside.
Steamer trunks or old travel trunks, although not used as much these days for travel, are great for decoration and storage for blankets, cloths, photo albums or any smaller items you want to store. Problem is that it's easy to lock and the misplace or lose keys that you rarely use or, due to age, the lock may stick and the key no longer work. While not always the most secure lock, simply prying open the figure 8 lock (called a figure 8 due to the way the lock looks when the latch is open) that is on many of these trucks can also damage the lock or the trunk itself. An expert locksmith may be able to open the lock for you with causing damage to the lock or trunk.