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Military Leather Shoulder Bag


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

A small leather hide Shoulder Bag with belt loops to the back to further secure it whilst wearing.

The interior has a single divider towards the back only big enough for papers, leaving a larger area to the front. The inside of the cover flap has 2 loops to take pens.

The cover is fixed by a simple strap with hole that fits over a metal button but there is a belt loop for the strap to pass through to ensure it doesn't open by mistake.

The cover is stamped with a broad arrow mark indicating that it was issued for use by the War Department. This bag was probably intended for use by a message runner or despatch carrier but can now be used as a useful, small shoulder bag. Late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 17.5cm x W 25.5cm x D 5.5cm
    H 6¾" x W 10" x D 2"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Leather
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Broad Arrow Mark
  • Style: Vintage Luggage
  • Condition: Good
  • Reference Number: 82467