Maker: Army & Navy CSL
Category: Other Travel Items
A leather hide Hat Case by the Army & Navy Club Society Limited with shipping labels.
The description for this leather hide Hat Case by The Army & Navy CSL can be taken from the previous item on this website. The 2 case could be a matched as a pair. The interior of the case is lined in red and has multiple elasticated straps for holding different hats in place. The case originally would have had a removable divider board to the front, which is missing. Both cases are marked with the model number 57 above the brass catch lock. The case below doesn't have this stamp. Both trunks have a standard & A&N CSL applied red leather shield to their interiors, noting that they were made at the Society's Works. They were designed to take 5 hats with the compartment at the front for shirts. These cases are bigger than most hat cases and can be useful for storage.
There are only a few minor differences between the 2 case. This case does not have a maker's mark stamped above the brass lock but does retain its internal dividing board. This case also has some P&O shipping labels to one side. Circa 1900.