1950's Brooks Mossbrook Holdall SaddleBag: Quick Release Attachment - RARE (Near Mint)
This is a super rare and cool 1950's to early 1960's Brooks saddle bag! It appears to be an original model that the current production Glenbrook was inspired by. This model has a special quick release pin attachment. Leather straps go through your saddle loops, and this pin slips through the straps in seconds. Attached catalog scan is from the 1959 catalog.
It's quite large, at about 12" wide. Construction is a faux leather nylon, with genuine leather back/bottom reinforcing section, straps and trim. There's a rigid internal frame which holds the bag's shape solid.
Near mint super clean condition, with the one exception of one front strap is torn off. The body and internal structure are close to pristine, as is the quick release setup and badge. Buckles and rivets are excellent, with only minor finish wear. Main closure straps are old and fragile (one is still intact). Side pocket straps are in excellent shape with just a bit of patina. Internal is super clean with only a few spots of discoloration. Worthy of any show bike or shop display, or ride this on a L'Eroica ride to turn some heads.
- width: ~12" w/o side pockets
- Height: ~8.5"
- Depth: ~11"