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This item sold on February 13, 2013.

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In the 50's when you wanted to drive across the desert in the western United States, you would fill this bag with water, soak the outside, and hang it from the front of the car. The wind would keep the water cool for drinking or to cool down the radiator.

Do you showcase your vintage car? Add this piece of american memorabilia to your Hot Rod, Custom or vintage automobile.

This listing is for one original Desert Brand Flax Duck canvas water bag dating from the 1950's.

Measures approx. 15 inches wide by 11" tall not including the strap.

No tears or holes.
Logo is perfectly legible and bold.
A few black marks on the back (see photo).
Has the original rope to hang it, plastic cap with metal spout and metal strip on the top (which seals the bag).

Great Vintage Condition!
Made in Scotland and was marketed in Los Angeles.

PLEASE NOTE: Last photograph is of a different bag (that is not included in this sale) to show how item was originally used.

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Vintage 50's Desert Water Bag - Hot Rod - Car Show - American Memorabilia


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Burlap, rope, metal, plastic
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
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