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Etsy BDay Sale Vintage Samsonite 'Woody' Hard Shell Slim Briefcase Attache With Key - Rare Retro- EUC

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About six months ago I acquired a baby blue hard shell slim Samsonite attache. Before then I had never seen these Samsonite in anything but grey and black. That acquisition got me started looking for more colorful Samsonite attaches. The baby blue case has sold but since then I have acquired other colors such as pink, red and misty green.

When I saw this case it brought back memories of the 'Woody's' popular with my generation in the 60s. A woody was usually a station wagon and is memorialized by the Beach Boys in with this line in their song Surfer Girl " In my Woody I would take you everywhere I go" LInk to this to hear the entire song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWWusowYad0

See the upper right photo in the collage [photo 5 above] for a picture of the woody the Beach Boys are referring to.

This is the first woody Samsonite we have listed. It remains to be seen whether this is as popular as the pink and blue Samsonite cases. This is a very unique wood shaded hard shell slim Samsonite attache / briefcase with silver trim. It is very similar to the first briefcase I owned which was a gift from my Aunt when I graduated from law school in 1976. Mine was ( and Is- I still own it) a medium grey textured hard shell. I've seen plenty of these cases since I started practicing law but this is the first woody I've seen.

This case has silver trim with dual keyed latches. The latches have locks and will open and close and the key to lock them comes with the case. The interior fan file is the same woody color as the exterior. The lining of this case is a charcoal color fabric.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 12 inches
Width: 2 3/4 inches

Condition:

This case is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes and is structurally sound. The exterior of the case does have some signs of minor scraping but not much for a case this old. Please see photos for best depiction of the condition.

Although, I recently sold all of my pink Samsonite cases I do have this baby blue Samsonite https://www.etsy.com/listing/482649937/vintage-samsonite-baby-blue-hard-shell?ref=shop_home_active_1 I just listed this misty green Samsonite hard shell slim attache which is still available at the time I am listing this one. https://www.etsy.com/listing/488045537/vintage-samsonite-misty-green-hard-shell?ga_search_query=samsonite&ref=shop_items_search_1

Based on my research about the history of this company, the materials used to construct this briefcase, articles about the age of similar briefcases and my own personal knowledge about the Samsonite briefcase I received as a gift when graduating from law school in 1976, it is my opinion this briefcase was manufactured sometime in the 1960s or 1970s.

About Samsonite:

According to Wikepedia Samsonite " was founded in Denver, Colorado, on March 10, 1910 by Blackhawk, Colorado-born luggage salesman Jesse Shwayder (1882–1970) as the Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company. A religious man, Shwayder named one of his initial cases Samson, after the Biblical strongman, and began using the trademark Samsonite in 1941 for its tapered vulcanized fiber suitcase, introduced in 1939. In 1965 after the Samsonite suitcase became its best-selling product, the company changed its name to Samsonite."

If you would like some other style or size please visit our shop. We have acquired a wide variety of briefcases and attaches from Coach, Hartmann and other manufacturers. Please visit my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear for similar products from high end manufacturers.
About six months ago I acquired a baby blue hard shell slim Samsonite attache. Before then I had never seen these Samsonite in anything but grey and black. That acquisition got me started looking for more colorful Samsonite attaches. The baby blue case has sold but since then I have acquired other colors such as pink, red and misty green.

When I saw this case it brought back memories of the 'Woody's' popular with my generation in the 60s. A woody was usually a station wagon and is memorialized by the Beach Boys in with this line in their song Surfer Girl " In my Woody I would take you everywhere I go" LInk to this to hear the entire song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWWusowYad0

See the upper right photo in the collage [photo 5 above] for a picture of the woody the Beach Boys are referring to.

This is the first woody Samsonite we have listed. It remains to be seen whether this is as popular as the pink and blue Samsonite cases. This is a very unique wood shaded hard shell slim Samsonite attache / briefcase with silver trim. It is very similar to the first briefcase I owned which was a gift from my Aunt when I graduated from law school in 1976. Mine was ( and Is- I still own it) a medium grey textured hard shell. I've seen plenty of these cases since I started practicing law but this is the first woody I've seen.

This case has silver trim with dual keyed latches. The latches have locks and will open and close and the key to lock them comes with the case. The interior fan file is the same woody color as the exterior. The lining of this case is a charcoal color fabric.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 12 inches
Width: 2 3/4 inches

Condition:

This case is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes and is structurally sound. The exterior of the case does have some signs of minor scraping but not much for a case this old. Please see photos for best depiction of the condition.

Although, I recently sold all of my pink Samsonite cases I do have this baby blue Samsonite https://www.etsy.com/listing/482649937/vintage-samsonite-baby-blue-hard-shell?ref=shop_home_active_1 I just listed this misty green Samsonite hard shell slim attache which is still available at the time I am listing this one. https://www.etsy.com/listing/488045537/vintage-samsonite-misty-green-hard-shell?ga_search_query=samsonite&ref=shop_items_search_1

Based on my research about the history of this company, the materials used to construct this briefcase, articles about the age of similar briefcases and my own personal knowledge about the Samsonite briefcase I received as a gift when graduating from law school in 1976, it is my opinion this briefcase was manufactured sometime in the 1960s or 1970s.

About Samsonite:

According to Wikepedia Samsonite " was founded in Denver, Colorado, on March 10, 1910 by Blackhawk, Colorado-born luggage salesman Jesse Shwayder (1882–1970) as the Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company. A religious man, Shwayder named one of his initial cases Samson, after the Biblical strongman, and began using the trademark Samsonite in 1941 for its tapered vulcanized fiber suitcase, introduced in 1939. In 1965 after the Samsonite suitcase became its best-selling product, the company changed its name to Samsonite."

If you would like some other style or size please visit our shop. We have acquired a wide variety of briefcases and attaches from Coach, Hartmann and other manufacturers. Please visit my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear for similar products from high end manufacturers.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Reviewed by FilCoco
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2018
The strap is dry, but the bag is oiled and shined as new:). thank you
Coach Basic Bag In Saddle Leather With Detachable 36 Inch Strap- VGC

Reviewed by Sacha
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 14, 2018
This item was shipped off extremely quickly and arrived fairly quickly, even though it had to go through customs. The bag itself was described correctly in terms of condition, the only critique I might have is that perhaps a better resolution image might be more helpful, I wondered if the photo quality was just an etsy issue but I think it might be camera related. That being said, I struggled to find this particular bag anywhere else and I'm very happy to have it. Thanks very much!
Mothers Day Sale Coach Winnie Top Handle In British Tan Leather With Brass Hardware - Style No 9023- Made In USA - VGC - Rare Bag

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Etsy BDay Sale Vintage Samsonite 'Woody' Hard Shell Slim Briefcase Attache With Key - Rare Retro- EUC

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: Woody wood tone hard shell, Woody fan file with charcoal fabric lining, Dual chrome latches, Dual locks with key, Chrome trim, 17 inches L x 12 inches High by, 2 and 3 quarter inches Wide, Great gift
  • Feedback: 420 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people
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