Shortly after the war my father worked for the Dutch/ international steel drum factory (Bernard) Van Leer who produced also millions of Jerrycans all over the world. He had a business briefcase made from one of them simply opening in the two halves that ordinarily were welded together but in this hinged. It was always a hit when he walked into his business meetings and opened it and pulled out his papers in front of the amazed other attendees. Great PR for his company and I still recall it too with it’s nice expansive looking velour inner-lining but rough strong looking exterior: quite a statement just after the war was over.
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