View Full Version : speaking of gear-travel box

04-18-2013, 08:48 PM
I picked up a cool "relic" today that I thought would make a fantastic travel kit box. I got it home and it's an inch too narrow for what I had planned. I thought I'd see if anyone here is interested in it before I put in on the swap shop. OR maybe it will spark your own imagination for kit making.

It's a WWII, TNT throw Satchel. It used to have TNT on one side and ignition supplies on the other. Obviously this one is retired and came empty. I thought one side looked like a great storage area with all it's cubbies and the other for larger supplies like paper/journal water container palette area.

Anyway. If anyone IS interested, $30 and shipping takes it.
http://store.colemans.com/cart/images/3770.jpg (http://store.colemans.com/cart/images/3770.jpg)

virgil carter
04-18-2013, 09:45 PM
Wow! That's a beauty of a kit. Sizes, Caryl?

Sling TNT and other stuff!

04-18-2013, 10:53 PM
Oh heavens, how did I forget that?!

I'll measure it all in detail after I work the storm system in the morning Virgil. Check back please. Prob around 10 am Eastern.

04-19-2013, 12:29 PM
Sorry. I had to search the house for my USB cell cord. Found it! ALl the leather is still soft and supple. The straps are links are intact and fine. The wool felt inside has mild staining, but not bad for 70 years old! LOL.

Exterior is covered in heavy canvas and closes with leather buckles. Measures 8.5 inches x 8 inchesx 4 inches deep

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2013/385681-20130419_110815.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Apr-2013/385681-20130419_110827.jpg

INside: THe top compartment is the same 8.5 inchesx 8 inches but has a .25 inch lip, so I'm calling it 8 x 7.5 inches and is 1 inch deep. Whole box is a HEAVY duty metal. ANd upper portion has a leather strap to secure things.

The center board is also metal and is part of the hinge system. It easily moves open and closed, and has a leather grab it on the other side.

Bottom Compartment measurements:
All wells are 2.25 inches deep and all sides are heavy metal contruction and covered in wool felt. Starting a the smaller compartments and moving from the hinge.
Triple area: larger holes are 3.5 inches by 2.25 inches and 2.25 inches deep
Little center area is 1 by 2.25 by 2.25 inches

Center large well is 7.75 inches long by 4 inches, by 2.25 inches
bottom well is 7.75 inches by 1.5 inches by 2.25 inches


It would make a SUPER duper journal/pen and ink kit.

04-19-2013, 03:13 PM
Oh, what a lovely find! I'm sure you'll have a great time outfitting and using that. :)

04-19-2013, 03:38 PM
That's just it. It's too small for my things, so I'm looking for a new home for it!

04-21-2013, 02:17 AM
Wow, that's really lovely! I'm sure someone will swipe it up soon enough.