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Cresta De Luxe Rucksack

Accession Number

573.2008.1

Object Name

Cresta De Luxe Rucksack

Created

01/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

01/12/2008

Brief Description

'Cresta' metal framed, canvas rucksack, canvas rucksack. Two deep pockets either side. Metal frame, metal buckles, leather and canvas straps. Zipped waterproof pocket inside top. Drawstring top with string .

Materials

canvas, metal, string, nylon

Dimensions

43(l) x 30(w) x 18(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

White label on back with red embroidered writing which reads "THE HIGH B.B PACK CRESTA DE LUXE ALL BRITISH RUCKSACK"

Colour

khaki

Object Production Place

Britain

Provenance

Brown Best - makers of this rucksack, were nineteenth century luggage manufacturers who seemed to have capitalised on the ever growing outdoor market in the early twentieth century by branching out into rucksack making - a logical step considering that they already had the necessary skills of working with leather and canvas and the ability to stitch them together.
The Norwegian Bergan rucksack was Brown Best's main rival and together they seem to have dominated the market for nigh on 50 years in the middle of the twentieth century. It was only when firms like Karrimor and Berghaus started producing good, functional rucksacks without matal frames that Brown Best, Bergans and many other similar brands disappeared - though Bergans did re-invent themselves and are still going strong today(2013)
So this is a high quality metal framed rucksack dating from the 1960's and is one of the many collected by Mick Tighe somewhere along the way - another interesting addition to our collection.

Acquisition Method

Doanted by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

01/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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