The Tuesday Triumph: A Dresser-Valise
Continuing our Tuesday Triumph series I have another new old invention to share. Each Tuesday… at least for a while… I’d like to present an invention from the early 1900’s that I have pulled from old World’s Advance magazines. This was the publication that bought out and is now Popular Science. Inventions remind us to stay clever and innovative. These inventions were becoming popular alongside many events that still affect us today. Put yourself back to the time of World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic. Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was published, and the first pop-up bread toaster was invented. It was a time before zippers and right at the start of the movie industry. I think the innovative creativity can still inspire us today, so please enjoy this Tuesday’s Triumph: A Dresser-Valise as published by the New York Modern Pub. Co. in Vol. 31 of the World’s Advance (1915).
“A valise that is made with a drop front and fitted with several trays is the subject of a patent granted to a Kentucky inventor. The valise he has designed may be used as a miniature dresser after the front is dropped down, since the trays may be pulled out like drawers. It is possible to place them at any distance apart. In all other respects the valise is of the conventional type when it is closed, ready for carrying.”
Unfortunately the size isn't noted in the description but to be used as a mini dresser- was this like a heavy duty overnight case- either that or the first Kaboodle.