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Filson Field Satchel In Brown Bridle Leather With Crossbody Strap- A Bag Worthy Of Atticus Finch

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This briefcase is said by many to be one of the best hand made briefcases produced in the U.S.A. This case is a brown bridal leather Field Satchel by the C.C. Filson Company. It's very similar to the briefcase used by Gregory Peck when playing Atticus Fitch in the movie 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. There are a number of reviews of this case and everyone I have seen is positive. The cases association with Atticus Fitch was described by Vintage Cool Hunter in a review written years ago. See this review at https://www.vintagecoolhunter.com/single-post/2015/08/01/The-Filson-Field-Satchel-A-Briefcase-Worthy-of-Atticus-Finch I cross checked that association with images from the film and, as you can see from the collage at photo 4, the reviewer was spot on.

This is a beautiful bag and would be a perfect gift for any lawyer who was inspired to pursue a career in law by Atticus Finch which one could realistically assume is about half of the lawyers in practice.

This bag is handmade of Made from 100% genuine, vegetable tanned, cowhide Bridle Leather. This is a thick heavy leather. On the front there are two bridle leather strap and buckle closures to secure the flap over cover which is referred to as a 'storm flap'. There is a brass latch and lock. (Key is missing with this bag but it's unlocked and latches fine). There are two interior expandable gussets ( compartments). On one of the gusset dividers there is an organizational panel with a business card pocket and a calculator/cell phone pocket On the exterior rear of the bag there is an open pocket. The original carrying strap for this bag was missing when I acquired it but I was able to purchase a new bridle leather strap from Filson and it is included with this bag.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 12.5 inches
Width: 4 inches

Strap Length: 46 inches

Condition:

This bag is slightly distressed but in overall good condition. Most of the people reviewing this bag say that it gets better with age. According to the Vintage Cool Hunter "Filson says their satchels take about ten years to break in". As noted above, bridle leather is a thick heavy leather and such leathers become more flexible over time. The major flaws in this Filson are the two small brakes in the leather where it flaps over. [ see collage at photo 5) These may need mending in the future if you wish to over stuff your briefcase and latch down the top. However, if it fails the Filson lifetime guarantee may very well cover it. I am not warranting this bag but you may want to check to see if Filson will honor the lifetime warranty if it is purchased from a reseller. [ See guarantee at https://www.filson.com/filson/about-filson-products/guarantee/ ] See photos for best depiction of condition of this bag.

This Field Satchel has one rivet attaching the lock to the flap over cover. According to my research this design means this Filson Field Satchel is the first generation model produced by Filson in the early to mid 90s. See link to The-Filson-Field-Satchel-A-Briefcase-Worthy-of-Atticus-Finch above.

About C.C. Filson Company

According to its website "C. C. Filson inherited his father's pioneer spirit and love of the outdoors. After homesteading in Nebraska and roaming the country as a railroad conductor, he moved to the small city of Seattle, Washington in the 1890s and began manufacturing and selling outfitting products to the thousands of fortune hunters who migrated through Seattle to partake in the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. His product selection grew and he began marketing with catalogs. His products are guaranteed for life. http://www.filson.com/filson/our-company/history/

Please visit my shop to view other vintage products from name brand manufacturers like Coach, Fossil, Dooney & Bourke and others at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
This briefcase is said by many to be one of the best hand made briefcases produced in the U.S.A. This case is a brown bridal leather Field Satchel by the C.C. Filson Company. It's very similar to the briefcase used by Gregory Peck when playing Atticus Fitch in the movie 'To Kill A Mockingbird'. There are a number of reviews of this case and everyone I have seen is positive. The cases association with Atticus Fitch was described by Vintage Cool Hunter in a review written years ago. See this review at https://www.vintagecoolhunter.com/single-post/2015/08/01/The-Filson-Field-Satchel-A-Briefcase-Worthy-of-Atticus-Finch I cross checked that association with images from the film and, as you can see from the collage at photo 4, the reviewer was spot on.

This is a beautiful bag and would be a perfect gift for any lawyer who was inspired to pursue a career in law by Atticus Finch which one could realistically assume is about half of the lawyers in practice.

This bag is handmade of Made from 100% genuine, vegetable tanned, cowhide Bridle Leather. This is a thick heavy leather. On the front there are two bridle leather strap and buckle closures to secure the flap over cover which is referred to as a 'storm flap'. There is a brass latch and lock. (Key is missing with this bag but it's unlocked and latches fine). There are two interior expandable gussets ( compartments). On one of the gusset dividers there is an organizational panel with a business card pocket and a calculator/cell phone pocket On the exterior rear of the bag there is an open pocket. The original carrying strap for this bag was missing when I acquired it but I was able to purchase a new bridle leather strap from Filson and it is included with this bag.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches
Height: 12.5 inches
Width: 4 inches

Strap Length: 46 inches

Condition:

This bag is slightly distressed but in overall good condition. Most of the people reviewing this bag say that it gets better with age. According to the Vintage Cool Hunter "Filson says their satchels take about ten years to break in". As noted above, bridle leather is a thick heavy leather and such leathers become more flexible over time. The major flaws in this Filson are the two small brakes in the leather where it flaps over. [ see collage at photo 5) These may need mending in the future if you wish to over stuff your briefcase and latch down the top. However, if it fails the Filson lifetime guarantee may very well cover it. I am not warranting this bag but you may want to check to see if Filson will honor the lifetime warranty if it is purchased from a reseller. [ See guarantee at https://www.filson.com/filson/about-filson-products/guarantee/ ] See photos for best depiction of condition of this bag.

This Field Satchel has one rivet attaching the lock to the flap over cover. According to my research this design means this Filson Field Satchel is the first generation model produced by Filson in the early to mid 90s. See link to The-Filson-Field-Satchel-A-Briefcase-Worthy-of-Atticus-Finch above.

About C.C. Filson Company

According to its website "C. C. Filson inherited his father's pioneer spirit and love of the outdoors. After homesteading in Nebraska and roaming the country as a railroad conductor, he moved to the small city of Seattle, Washington in the 1890s and began manufacturing and selling outfitting products to the thousands of fortune hunters who migrated through Seattle to partake in the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. His product selection grew and he began marketing with catalogs. His products are guaranteed for life. http://www.filson.com/filson/our-company/history/

Please visit my shop to view other vintage products from name brand manufacturers like Coach, Fossil, Dooney & Bourke and others at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

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Filson Field Satchel In Brown Bridle Leather With Crossbody Strap- A Bag Worthy Of Atticus Finch

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Vegetable tanned, cowhide bridle leather, Solid brass hardware, Flap over leather closure, 2 leather strap and buckle closures for flap, Brass latch and lock missing key, 2 interior expandable gussets, Interior organization panel, Card slots and pouch on panel, 46 inch adjustable leather strap new, Brass strap clips and rings, 17 inches L x 12 and half H x 4 Wide, Great gift
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