I’ve shown this little bag before, about a year and a half ago when I told how I discovered a collection I didn’t even know I had. I’ve had this so long that I can’t recall where I found it, but I do remember that I paid $2 for it. I loved the bag and would have bought it even if it had been empty. But to sweeten the deal, there was a little surprise inside.
This is actually a traveling mini bar. There is room for two flasks, but one is missing. I do have two jigger measures, both of which read “Only a thimble full.” It really is a sweet object.
I’ve spent the day doing a much needed clean up of my office, and in doing so I uncovered several things I’d pretty much forgotten about, including this bag. Now some experts will tell you that if you have not used something in six months or a year then you need to get rid of it. That’s a bit drastic, especially when it comes to something this great. Instead, I filled a big box for the humane society thrift shop with true non-essentials.
The reason I don’t use this bag is because there is a dangerously damaged strap. At any time it could completely break in two.
The more I look at this, the more I love it and want to carry it. Not as a bar, but as a little shoulder bag. So I’m trying to think of a way to repair it. The entire strap is in poor condition and will have to be replaced. I’m hoping someone will have a clever idea on how to attach a new one.
Inside the bag I found all the original literature concerning the kit. It is hard to believe that this cost $15. In 1955 that would equal $126.80!