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Map case?


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I'm not sure what it is but map case would in my inexperienced eye seem about right. Do you have evidence, or is there a broad arrow mark (crows foot) on the item to indicate military issue. Could any member enlighten us on the manufacturer and whether they were military suppliers or perhaps suppliers to an outfitter supplying private purchase items to officers

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Thanks for your reply, Mancpal. The case is known to have been used in WW1 through family history. I don’t see a broad arrow, though, so could be private purchase. D. Mason & Sons are known to have been an important military contractor, though.

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I thought it looked the part but i don't possess the depth of knowledge in uniforms/equipment that I would wish for.

I found out as your reply came through that Masons were government suppliers so perfectly feasible that private purchase items within their range would be available. A nice looking item and even better for the family connection.

 

Simon

 

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Thanks, Simon. I’m just curious about the intended use of this case. The shaped divider inside, and loops on the flap, seem unusual but I’m not very familiar with map cases and despatch pouches.

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