Vintage Traveling Salesman Case by Leafcutter Designs


Traveling Salesman Case

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What a find! Check out this classic all black traveling salesman case. Can you imagine lugging this thing around full of stuff?

This might be the perfect case for Infinite Possibilities: A Game of Artifact Associations. It’s just asking for backpack straps to be added…


“Famous Perfect Made Cases”

This wall sign is from the 40s-60s in New York City.

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Lea Redmond is always looking for the poem hiding inside things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. She is infinitely intrigued by the way experiences can slip from the ordinary to the extraordinary and she endeavors to design things that hold this possibility. Leafcutter Designs, her creative studio in Berkeley, CA, makes the world more playful and peaceful one little experience at a time.


  1. soggy

    March 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Oh that’s so lovely!
    That is one of the three sexiest thing iv’e seen today.
    I’m droolingly lustful of your sample case.

  2. areensee

    July 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Hey Lea, I’ve got a case made by the same company! My father bought it new in the late 1940’s. My case is smaller than yours, and opens in a staircase fashion. Yours and mine are the ONLY mention I could find of this manufacturer on-line. You can see it on my blog at

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