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Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box

  • Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box
  • Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box
  • Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box
  • Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box
  • Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box

Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Wooden Stationary Box

Antique Leather Case / Briefcase / Work Bag / Inkwell / Stationary Box

A early 20th century mens leather bound work bag / box.

On the brass lock it is engraved with the name "john Fawcett" and the place "sheffield"
After doing some research i found that John Fawcett was born 13th August 1866 and died 18th February 1944.
John Fawcett went to Dulwich College at a boy and Guy's Hospital as a student. Having graduated as M.B, B.S, in 1890, he became F.R.C.S. in 1892. He held junior appointments and the Beaney research scholarship at Guy's, and in 1899 was appointed to its honorary staff. From assistant physician he rose to be full physician in 1906, and consulting physician in 1926. He was dean of the Medical School from 1900 to 1903. He was also assistant physician to the Royal Free Hospital for a time, and during the War of 1914-1918 was attached to the 2nd General Hospital at Chelsea. He examined for both Royal Colleges as well as for the Universities of London, Sheffield and Wales, acted as Censor of the Royal College of Physicians, and represented the College on the Senate of London University from 1920 to 1929.

I believe this would have been a gift for him or leaving present when working at the university of Sheffield. A nice bag with a bit of history behind it.

Inside are two quills. And a art deco pocket traveller ink with lovely intricate mosaic designs inset into the lid using river bed stone local to the Carlsbad area.

Condition - Good. General wear such as minor scuffs and tears to the leather. Mainly on the corners. The inkwell leather bound case has some damage to it.

35cm X 29cm

Item No. 1226

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