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Archival Shelter: Wall Tents

by Tom BonamiciAs mentioned in a prior post, Archival Clothing friend (and first-generation AC Rucksack owner) Will D. lived in a wall tent for a year. After he visited me in Brooklyn, we’ve been chatting about traditional bedrolls and other projects to kit him out for his upcoming Trackers NW courses. Though I doubt I’d …

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Archival Baggage: Filson Passage Line

Original Filson luggage line-up, plus bonus catalog footage, late 80s/early 90s: All Filson ensemble w/accessory luggage Gone: poplin duckbills and Rood’s satchel Filson garment bags Original pricing would make you weep And selections from the new Passage Line (2009): Identifiably Filson? Business pack with key fob Lodge collection companion? Filson just released a new line …

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Shopping from the past: Steele Canvas Basket Company

At your local library Canvas work-top table/bench (Steele Canvas Basket Co.) Six-bushel laundry basket (Steele Canvas Basket Co.) Thanks to Andy at Reference Library for reintroducing the Steele Canvas Basket Company as a modern, U.S. source for totes, laundry bins and canvas work tables. I first read about the Steele Canvas Co in High Tech: …

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Archival News: Brady Norfolk bag on sale

For interested parties seeking a wee sized British fishing-type bag (sized for wallet, camera and a deck of playing cards), UK based Brady bags is offering their Norfolk style bag at a discount (close-out)? I first saw this style Brady bag being sported by the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works when I visited the bicycle …

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Shopping From Television: Mills Canvas Bags

Since I’ve been sick, I’ve been relishing my access to A.M. talk television. My favorite program–as a kind of legacy selection from earlier incarnations–is the Martha Stewart show or simply MARTHA. I’m not too fond of the audience applause factor or the set design kitchen from which Martha emerges at the beginning of each show. …

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