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Object ID 001789

Object Name Australian Globite Hatbox

Object Desc Brown, hard, leather covered hat box with three metal latches on sides and front. Handle on front. Interior has floral fabric lining.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002027

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Luggage


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords luggage,hatboxes,hats,Globite Travel Goods,Australian Globite,

Title Australian Globite Hatbox

Description Brown, hard, leather covered hat box with lid. Exterior has ribbed pattern with metal rivots around edges. On top of lid is travel sticker that is faded. At top edge is "M.L.S." in green. Three metal latches, one left, one right and one center. Metal handle at front on lower part of luggage. Below handle is another travel sticker. Metal rivots on bottom of case for standing upright. Blue coloring around edge of lid. Interior has flower fabric lining. On interior of lid there is a pocket. At center is sticker in shape of suitcase with text "Australian / Globite / Travel Goods" below is list of patents. On left and right sides of lid are leather strap hinges attached to bottom of case. On the interior of the bottom is sticer with text "patent / No. 20014 No. 24108"


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.25

Length 0

Width 15.75

Depth 16

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Australian Globite Travel Goods

Maker Details Based in Melbourne.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2027



Date MAR 20,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, scratches and wear on exterior. On lid (front side) the travel sticker at left is taped on with packaging tape. Paper is in very poor condition with loss, yellowing, creasing and tears. Tape is yellowed. Dirt accretions built up under scalloped edges of luggage. White marks on lid just above center. The latch at front is slightly bent and will not stay latched. On side at front the sticker is worn with loss and yellowing. To right of sticker is a discoloration, most likely from another sticker. Around edges there is white marking and scratches. Back side the case is worn with white discoloraiton and scratches some loss of leather and wear at bottom edge. On the bottom of the case, one rivot is missing at top right by hinge. Two scratches to left of center. On interior the fabric is dusty with glitter stuck in creases. Sticker on interior of lid is creased on edges. On interior of base there is blue stain at top right corner.


Date MAR 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 15 from Room 7, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 4 from Room 7, Shelf 15 - automatic entry by admin