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large orient make car/travel trunk

S/N:4335

1940s

  • £95.00
  • €111 Euro
  • $130 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Frank's Trunk

Large Orient Make Car / Travel Trunk
Made from Vulcanised Fibre to keep weight to a minimum this trunk also has thick leather corner protectors, leather straps and leather lock cover. The trunk has a brass lock and wooden struts to the base. It has an internal tray and straps, with an address label dated 1948.
The trunk has a cabin baggage label from the Orient Line, circa 1950s, which are collectable in their own right.
A lovely, chunky trunk with age related wear.

The Exterior Name and Address reads 'Dr F Howarth'.
With a little research;
Professor Frank Howarth, a pharmacologist from Cambridge University, was appointed as Dean of the medical faculty at Haile Sellassie University, Addis Ababa on July 20, 1964 . Frank’s wife Mrs. Howarth said “When approached Frank said that he had always wanted to design and run a Medical School in a third world country where with his system he could reduce the costs but still produce excellent students” He went on to establish medical schools in Ethiopia, Jordan, Nigeria and Yemen.

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Dimensions: 

  • H: 33cm (12.99in)
  • W: 50cm (19.69in)
  • D: 77cm (30.31in)

Period: 

1940s

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