Vintage David T Abercrombie Co frame pack

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  1. GKiT

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    Here is a frame pack by David T. Abercrombie Co. The address of Chambers St. (previously 311 Broadway) along with the style identifies this as a pack probably dating to the late 1940s-early 1950s. This European style pack, often called a ski pack, alpine pack or Norwegian Bergens Meis, features one main compartment, three exterior pockets and a zippered map pouch. Straps on the sides and bottom allow attachment of extra gear. As with all of the Abercrombie's Camp gear, the stitching, edge piping and overall construction/attention to detail are superb.
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    You have all the cool stuff, very nice!
     
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    I like it, very interesting, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Good basic A frame set up.
     
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    I repeat, you have the neatest stuff!

    What’s a map? Are you sure the zippered pouch isn’t for an iPad? :p
     
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    I love this old stuff. Thanks for posting.
    Tom Black
     
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    @GKiT Where are you finding this stuff? :6:
     
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    I should first say that what I have posted in the course of a few days represents many, many years of collecting. Antique stores, flea markets, auctions - both traditional and online, networking with other collectors etc..

    Bargain prices are possible but not the norm with a lot of this stuff. The most important thing is to devote a lot of time to looking.
     
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    That's one of Whelen's two "best packs", the other being the Alaskan Pack Board... The mil surp ones tended to be heavier tubular steel frames, about 5-6lbs empty. A&F had a "featherweight" that was supposedly 3.5lbs, and I think that's it... looks like a thick wire frame (vs tube steel). It was part of the 15lb ideal gear set (less 20lbs of food/35lb pack).

    They're spendy on eBay... would love to find one at a yard sale.

    In Boy Scouts, I had a frame Yucca pack that was similar in pockets, and I prefer that design to this day. Big middle main compartment, two narrow pockets on the sides, and a big "junk drawer" pocket in the middle.
     
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    I was beginning to think you had come into George Sears estate inheritance.
     
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    Awesome classic pack!
     
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    I was thinking along the lines of being a time traveler. :)
     
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    Still have that Abercrombie point blanket?
    Lucky B!!
     
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    Yep, it’s a special one.
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    Heck yes it is! If you ever want to part with you know who to call.
     
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