what is this case used for?

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  1. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering what this case is used for? Learher has wear so it looks like it has some age. Also there are slots inside for whatever it was used for. Thank you for any info.

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    A Thermos or some other kind of container and some glasses/cups to drink from?

    How tall is it?
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    C'mon Rink..ya gotta give us sizes...
    at 1st it looked like a binocular case.......but it's not..
  4. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    haha yeah got to get better at that. Measures 12 3/4 tall and 11 3/4 wide. The left compartment measures 2 3/4 inches diameter. The middle slot is 3 1/2 diameter. The weird thing is the middle slot goes all the way down and the left and the right slot go halfway down. Then the two small holes on the top left and right are smaller.
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The middle slot would contain a taller thermos or shaker holding beverages for two. Each side slot would hold shorter cups or glasses.

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  6. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    It's a case for a set of very rarely-seen trinoculars! For people with three eyes!

    ...or, it could be for a flask and drinking-vessels.
  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Booze bottles maybe?
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u sure that's all leather.........?
  9. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Not all is leather. The top and bottom band is leather. The straps are leather. The yellowish color material is a very hard material but not exactly sure what its made from.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like a plastic...or pressed board...and the damage to the straps looks like fake leather.....
    or very thin leather backed by fabric........?
    the trim ....hard to say.......maybe pigskin......

  11. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

  12. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I was right for a change.
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I agree re materials. Wasn't an expensive item in its time.

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  14. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    The only reason I guessed it was for booze is because I have one that is shaped similarly and holds 3 bottles (empty) in it. But the material on mine is more like that of leather.
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  15. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    I thought it was for a set of Trinoculars too - maybe Trinovids?
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  16. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    See these a lot here, used for field sports. Booze.
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  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Field sports.

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