BRITISH RAILWAYS 1950's Hessian SACK Large, rare survivor 4 bushell vintage

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Sep 02, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

I am offering for sale my vintage

British Railways

Large Hessian Four Bushel SACK

This old sack is a rare survivor and dates from the 1950's. This is the large size, that would have been normally used by the farms to transport grain, and fully laden weighed 2 cwt.

Initially farmers used sacks with their own name printed on, but since they invariably were never returned to them, the practice of using Railway sacks took over.

Very few have survived, considering the many thousands once in use.

I believe this to date from the early years of British Railways, as firstly the use of sacks rapidly declined, as grain wagons took over, and secondly this is one of several I have, including early pre-grouping examples.

I would please ask that you fully satisfy yourself that the description of the item, and the condition, fully meets your expectation before bidding. I try to be as concise as I can within the description, but this is my personal view, and since you are likely to have more expertise on this type of item, you may have a differing perspective or requirements. I try and list any obvious defect I find, but not wear and tear consistent with it's age and usage, so please study the images. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information or
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