Maker: Army & Navy CSL
Category: Other Travel Items
A leather hide Hat Case by the Army & Navy Club Society Limited.
This case and the next item on this website could be matched as a pair. The interior of the case is lined in red and has multiple elasticated straps for holding different hats in place. The case originally would have had a removable divider board to the front, which is missing. Both cases are marked with the model number 57 above the brass catch lock and this one also has an oval maker's stamp giving the Victoria Street address. The case has a standard A&N CSL applied red leather shield to their interiors, noting that it was made at the Society's Works. It was designed to take 5 hats with the compartment at the front for shirts.
These cases are bigger than most hat cases and can be useful for storage. Circa 1900.