|Vintage BELL SYSTEM bag with period correct removable / adjustable vegetable tanned leather strap with shoulder pad|
|Vintage 1950's-1960's era BELL SYSTEM telephone repairman's bag. Originally used to haul pole climbing spikes & gear|
Via Kaufman Mercantile. Their great Naugahyde post from early 2010 is recommended reading.
All kidding aside, these vintage bags, in this fabric, have stood the test of time quite well and for years has been a much favored tool and accessory for both work and leisure.
|Open bag shows one half of the riveted steel frame and top edge of the large rivet reinforced interior pocket|
|Close up shows faint Naugahyde stamping on inside portion of fabric. Backside of handle and strap rivets with leather washers can be seen along with interior pocket corner rivet reinforcement|