A fantastic and rare 1930's McBrine hard satchel style valise suitcase travel bag crafted of thick black rawhide - saddle leather with three sections and plenty of storage options including hangers. Highly of quality, all original in amazing condition, this is a very special piece of luggage and a gorgeous travel bag for overseas travel, weekend getaways, girls night out, romantic intrigues and of course business travel. Black with stainless steel hardware and button feet, and reinforced on all four corners. Fully signed inside and out. Two leather straps for further reinforcement. Bears one sticker from the Grosvenor Hotel in Chester, England. At one time in the early 20th century, McBrine was the largest baggage / luggage manufacturer in the world.
CONDITION: Superb condition and looks to have only been rarely used with a few very very minor scuff marks. Its looks fantastic and everything works just as it should. There is no offensive odor and the inside is lovely too.
SIZE: Its large and its heavy -- measures 2 feet long x 8 inches wide and 19 inches tall.
Louis McBrine was a "valise manufacturer" circa 1901. Circa 1911 he was involved in manufacturing trunks. He and his partner, W. G. Cleghorn, founded McBrine Luggage, which from 1905 until into the 1960's was one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing businesses.
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